7And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
7 Verse 7. I will come and heal him.] εγωελοθωνθεραπευσω
αυτον, I am coming, and will heal him. This saying is worthy of
observation. Jesus did not positively say, I will came and heal
him; this could not have been strictly true, because our Lord
healed him without going to the house: and the issue shows that
the words ought to be taken in the most literal sense: thus
understood, they contained a promise which it seems none of them
distinctly comprehended. Foreseeing the exercise of the
centurion's faith, he promises that while he is coming, ere he
arrives at the house, he will heal him, and this was literally
done, Mt 8:13. There is much beauty in this passage.