Healing the royal official's son

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Healing the royal official's son by Joseph-Marie Vien, 1752.

Healing the royal official's son is one of the miracles of Jesus that appear in the Gospel of John. This episode takes place at Capernaum in John 4:46-54 and Jesus heals the son of a royal official at a distance.

In the Gospel of John (NIV):

"Unless you people see signs and wonders," Jesus told him, "you will never believe."
The royal official said, "Sir, come down before my child dies."
"Go," Jesus replied, "your son will live."
The man took Jesus at his word and departed. While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living. When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, "Yesterday, at one in the afternoon, the fever left him."
Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, "Your son will live." So he and his whole household believed.

A similar episode appears in the Gospels of Matthew 8:5-13 and Luke 7:1-10, as Healing the Centurion's servant. While Fred Craddock treats these as the same miracle, R. T. France considers them separate miracles.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fred Craddock: Luke, 2009 ISBN 0-664-23435-6, page 94
  2. ^ The Gospel according to Matthew: an introduction and commentary by R. T. France 1987 ISBN 0-8028-0063-7 page 154