Saturday, May 30, 2009

Matthew 8:1-13

Here's my translation of Matthew 8:1-13. Please critique.

8And after He had come down from the mountain, many crowds followed Him. 2 And look, a leper after coming was reverencing Him, saying, "Lord, if You are willing, You are able to cleanse me." 3 And after stretching out His hand, Jesus touched him, saying, "I am willing, be cleansed." And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4 And Jesus says to him, "See that you speak to no one, rather go show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded for a testimony to them."

5 Now after He had entered Capernaum, a centurion approached Him, beseeching Him and saying, 6 "Lord, my servant is cast in the house as a paralytic, terribly being tormented." 7 And Jesus says to him, "Shall I myself come and heal him?" 8 And the centurion answering said, "Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof; rather only speak with a word, and my servant will be healed. 9 For even I myself am a person under authority, having under myself soldiers, and I say to this one, 'Go,' and he goes, and to another, 'Come,' and he comes, and to my slave, 'Do this,' and he does." 10 Now after hearing this, Jesus marveled and said to those following, "Amen I am saying to y o u, not even in Israel have I found so strong a faith! 11 And I am saying to y o u that many will come from east and west and will recline at table with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the reign of the heavens, 12 but the sons of the reign will be thrown out into the outermost darkness; there the weeping and gnashing of teeth will be." 13 And Jesus said to the centurion, "Go, and as you believed let it happen for you." And his servant was healed that hour. 


Anonymous said...

Very nicely done. In verse 10, you have 'Amen' for 'verily'. I know we talked about 'amen' before, but if you were to define it, how would you do that? Love Mom and Dad

Chuck Wiese said...

"Amen" is a very strong affirmation and a liturgical word in the Scriptures. It means "Yes, yes, this shall be so." It places great confidence in what is being said. It expresses great confidence in what is said, not because of our feelings, but because of God's promises. The Scriptures even refer to Jesus as the "Amen" in the book of Revelation.