Here, in Capernaum, Old Israel, a Centurion's Servant who was highly valued by his master was ill.
Then the Centurion had a thought. He had heard of Jesus and his many miracles, so he sent some Jewish elders to find Jesus and ask him to come and heal the servant.
Go find Jesus and ask him to heal my servant.
When the Jewish elders found Jesus, they earnestly pleaded with him to come and heal the servant.
This servant deserves to be healed, for he loves our country and has built our synagogue.
So Jesus said yes and followed the elders to the centurion servant.
Very well. I shall come with you.
When Jesus was still a short while away from the house of which the centurion servant lay ill, the master sent some friends to Jesus to talk to him.
Lord, don’t come into my house, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. That is why I didn’t even consider myself worthy enough to even come and find you. Just say the word, and my servant will be healed, for I,myself, am a man under authority with soldiers under me. I tell this one go,and he goes. I tell this one come, and he comes. I say do my servant do this,and he does it.
As soon as the master’s friend had finished telling Jesus all this,Jesus became amazed at him, and, saying to the friends, said........
As soon as the master’s friend had finished telling Jesus all this, Jesus became amazed at him, and, turning to the crowd said............