Matthew 8:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Matthew 8:13, NIV: Then Jesus said to the centurion, 'Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.' And his servant was healed at that moment.

Matthew 8:13, ESV: And to the centurion Jesus said, “Go; let it be done for you as you have believed.” And the servant was healed at that very moment.

Matthew 8:13, KJV: 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.

Matthew 8:13, NASB: And Jesus said to the centurion, 'Go;it shall be done for you as you have believed.' And the servant was healed at that very moment.

Matthew 8:13, NLT: Then Jesus said to the Roman officer, 'Go back home. Because you believed, it has happened.' And the young servant was healed that same hour.

Matthew 8:13, CSB: Then Jesus told the centurion, "Go. As you have believed, let it be done for you." And his servant was healed that very moment.

What does Matthew 8:13 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Jesus has completed His statements about the amazing faith of the Roman centurion and the future inclusion of Gentiles in the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 8:10–12). Now Jesus does as the centurion has asked (Matthew 8:5–9). He heals the man's servant without ever going into his house.

Jesus tells the man that it will be done for him as he has believed. Jesus is not telling the centurion that his faith is the power ultimately responsible for the work of healing. He is telling him that what he believed Jesus could do has been done. In other words, Jesus could have healed the servant whether the centurion believed it or not, but his faith in Jesus has proved true. The servant was instantly healed.

For many in that time, this may have been one of the most impressive of Jesus' miracles. To heal a person without being there feels like something only God could do. The fact that Jesus did so provided more evidence that He was the Messiah, the Son of God.