"Come and See": A Web Commentary on the Gospel of John: Section 5 The Return to Cana

Section 5.1: The Healing of the Royal Official's Son (Jn 4.46b-53)


46bAnd there was a royal official whose son was ill in Capernaum. 47Hearing that Jesus had come from Judaea into Galilee, he went to him and asked him to come down and heal his son, for he was about to die. 48So Jesus said to him, 'Unless you people1 see signs and wonders, you won't put your trust in me.' 49The royal official said to him, 'Sir, come down before my child dies!' 50Jesus said to him, 'Go, your son lives.' The man trusted the word that Jesus spoke to him and went. 51But just as he was going down his slaves met him, saying that his child was alive. 52Accordingly he asked them at what time he improved; so they said 'Yesterday at one o'clock the fever left him.' 53Then the father knew that it was at that time that Jesus had said to him, 'Your son lives'; and he and his whole household put their trust in Jesus2.

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1Translating second person plural verb in Gk text.

2put their trust in Jesus: Jesus supplied.