The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant.
When he heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders asking Him to come and save the life of his slave.
When the officer heard about Jesus, he sent some respected Jewish leaders to ask him to come and heal his slave.
When he heard Jesus was back, he sent leaders from the Jewish community asking him to come and heal his servant.
And when news of Jesus came to his ears, he sent to him rulers of the Jews, requesting that he would come and make his servant well.
When he heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to him, asking him to come and heal his slave.
So when he heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to Him, pleading with Him to come and heal his servant.
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1 tn Grk “he”; the referent (the centurion) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
2 tn The participle ἀκούσας (akousas) has been taken temporally.
3 sn Why some Jewish elders are sent as emissaries is not entirely clear, but the centurion was probably respecting ethnic boundaries, which were important in ancient Greco-Roman and Jewish culture. The parallel account in Matt 8:5-13 does not mention the emissaries.
4 tn The participle ἐλθών (elqwn) has been translated as an infinitive in parallel with διασώσῃ (diaswsh) due to requirements of contemporary English style.