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Luke 7:6-7

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7:6 So 1  Jesus went with them. When 2  he was not far from the house, the centurion 3  sent friends to say to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, 4  for I am not worthy 5  to have you come under my roof. 7:7 That is why 6  I did not presume 7  to come to you. Instead, say the word, and my servant must be healed. 8 

1 tn Here δέ (de) has been translated as “so” to indicate the resultative action.

2 tn The participle ἀπέχοντος (apeconto") has been taken temporally.

3 sn See the note on the word centurion in 7:2.

4 tn Or “do not be bothered.”

5 sn Note the humility in the centurion’s statement I am not worthy in light of what others think (as v. 4 notes). See Luke 5:8 for a similar example of humility.

6 tn Or “roof; therefore.”

7 tn Grk “I did not consider myself worthy to come to you.” See BDAG 94 s.v. ἀξιόω 1. “Presume” assumes this and expresses the idea in terms of offense.

8 tc The aorist imperative ἰαθήτω (iaqhtw, “must be healed”) is found in Ì75vid B L 1241 sa. Most mss (א A C D W Θ Ψ Ë1,13 33 Ï latt bo) have instead a future indicative, ἰαθήσεται (iaqhsetai, “will be healed”). This is most likely an assimilation to Matt 8:8, and thus, as a motivated reading, should be considered secondary. The meaning either way is essentially the same.

tn The aorist imperative may be translated as an imperative of command (“must be healed” or, more periphrastically, “command [my servant] to be healed”) or as a permissive imperative (“let my servant be healed”), which lessens the force of the imperative somewhat in English.



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