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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Matthew 8:1-13 In the KJV and AWPR Versions -- Jesus heals the Roman Centurion's child by a word of command only and from a segregated distance.

Matthew 8:1-13 

  Jesus heals the Roman Centurion's child by a word of command only and from a segregated distance.


King James Version (KJV) in aqua Blue
Alternate Word Pictures with Reiterations Version (AWPR) in Yellow
My Comments are in Green

1 When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.   (KJV)   

1)    Then having descended and come down from the mountain, 
        many crowds - many multitudes - many throngs  [of people]
        followed along and accompanied together with Him (in the way).

And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.   (KJV)     

2)   And behold, look and see:  
       a leper having come forth so as to make a public appearance
       worshiped Him, laying down definite words saying,
            'Lord, if perhaps yo willingly desire to do, 
             You have the ability - capability - power  / You are able
             to purify and cleanse me.'

And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.   (KJV)   

3)   And stretching out the hand,  Jesus / Yeshua 
       touched and fastened [the hand]  upon him,
       laying down definite words saying,
            'I do so will and am inclined to do so.
             Be purified and cleansed!'

      And straight away - immediately     
      the leprosy of  him was purified and cleansed.
      [as if suddenly washed away]*

And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.   (KJV)   

4)   And Jesus / Yeshua  lays down definite words and says to him,
            'See and observe (that) you speak   
             to not even one / to no one,
             but go away and depart discreetly,
             show - display yourself to the priest,
             and carry and bear up alongside the gift 
             of your own good will and accord which Moses 
             placed - set -arranged -ordered  (to be) up alongside
             into a witness - into a proof   to them.'

And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,   (KJV)      

5)     Then Jesus / Yeshua having come and entered into Capernaum,
         a Centurion approached and came up alongside to Him,
         calling upon to the side 
        [while walking along and in the same direction 
          as Jesus / Yeshua, 
          calling out over the crowds around Jesus/Yeshua],
        and beseeching Him,

And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.   (KJV)     

6)   And laying down definite words saying,

               'Lord, the child of me has been cast off
                and brought and carried in the house a paralytic

               [inferring the child was cast off a horse or like animal]

               being terribly - vehemently - grievously 
               tormented and tortured (with pain).'

And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.   (KJV)   

7)   And Jesus / Yeshua lays down definite words and says to him,
             'I coming forth so as to make a public appearance [there]
              will attend - wait upon and heal him.'

The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.   (KJV)     

8)   And answering, the Centurion uttered,
             'Lord, I am certainly not  sufficient - worthy enough
              in order that You may come and enter under the roof of me:
              but only say a word, and the child of me 
              will be healed and restored - cured.

For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.   (KJV)  

9)          Because I also am a man under authority with the 
              power to do or not do,
              having - holding - possessing  and continuing to 
              have - hold - possess     soldiers under myself:
              and I lay down definite words and say to this one, 
              "Go!" and he goes and passes through  from one place 
              to another;
              and to another of the same kind, "Come forth!" and he 
              comes forth so as to make a public appearance;
              and to the slave of me,  
             "Do - Make - Perform - Bring about this!"  and he so 
               does  do-make - perform - bring about.'

10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.   (KJV) 

10)   Then hearing and listening intently,
          Jesus / Yeshua  
          marveled - was struck with wonder and astonishment,
          and said to those accompanying and following along together
          (in the way with Him),
               'Amen.  I lay down definite words and say to you,
                     "Not even one in Israel, so really great a 
                       trusting - believing faith have I found 
                       by search or inquiry."

11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.    (KJV)     

11)         Then I lay down definite words and say unto you, 
                    "That many from East and West will come forth
                      [to be here], and will recline
                      [to eat a meal and verbally interact]
                      with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob
                      in the Kingdom of the Heavens.

12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.   (KJV)      

12)         Then the sons of the Kingdom shall be cast and thrown out 
               into the outer darkness:
               in that place there, shall be weeping and wailing and the 
               gnashing - grinding - crunching together of the teeth." ' 

13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.    (KJV)   

13)     And said Jesus / Yeshua to the Centurion,
                'Go discreetly.
                 As you have trusted and believed, 
                 let it (so) be unto you.'
          And was healed and restored - cured the child of him 
          in that one there - in that very same   hour.

Disclaimer:  The Alternate Word Pictures with Reiterations (AWPR) translation, translation mine, should be used as a Bible Study Aid only, and it is recommended that a direct literal translation or the King James Bible be used for regular and ecclesiastical purposes, and that the AWPR be used in association only as a Bible study aid so as to help the reader / user in their Bible Studying to clarify context and Scriptural Intent, and to get the full context and understanding into the English from out of the ancient Greek in which this New Testament passage was first written.    Thanks.  -- Brianroy

*Compare with Naaman's 7th consecutive baptismal dip into the Jordan in 2 Kings 5:1-14.

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