Luke 7:2

2 There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die.

Read Luke 7:2 Using Other Translations

And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.
Now a centurion had a servant who was sick and at the point of death, who was highly valued by him.
At that time the highly valued slave of a Roman officer was sick and near death.

What does Luke 7:2 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 7:2

And a certain centurion's servant
The same that Matthew makes mention of, ( Matthew 8:5 Matthew 8:6 ) , (See Gill on Matthew 8:5). (See Gill on Matthew 8:6).

who was dear unto him;
to the centurion, being an honest, upright, faithful, and obliging servant; as Tabi was to Rabban Gamaliel, of whom his master said F12,

``Tabi my servant, is not as other servants, (hyh rvk) , "he is upright".''

was sick:
of a palsy; see ( Matthew 8:6 ) ,

and ready to die;
in all appearance his case was desperate, and there was no help for him by any human means, which makes the following cure, the more remarkable.


FOOTNOTES:

F12 T. Bab. Beracot, fol. 16. 2.
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