centurion (Sen-tyoor´ee-uhn)

The commander of a hundred men in a Roman legion. Jesus healed the son (or servant?) of a centurion at Capernaum (Matt 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-10; John 4:46-53). Another centurion supervised the soldiers who crucified Jesus (Mark 15:19). The centurion Cornelius was baptized by Peter, sparking a controversy over the admission of Gentiles to the Christian church (Acts 10:1-11:18). Another centurion is mentioned when Paul is arrested in Jerusalem (Acts 22:25-26).

Matt 8:5-13

Jesus Heals a Centurion's Servant
5When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, appealing to him6and saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed ... View more

Luke 7:1-10

Jesus Heals a Centurion's Servant
1After Jesus had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum.2A centurion there had a slave wh ... View more

John 4:46-53

Jesus Heals an Official's Son
46Then he came again to Cana in Galilee where he had changed the water into wine. Now there was a royal official whose son lay ill ... View more

Mark 15:19

19They struck his head with a reed, spat upon him, and knelt down in homage to him.

Acts 10:1-11:18

Peter and Cornelius
1In Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of the Italian Cohort, as it was called.2He was a devout man who feared God with a ... View more

Acts 22:25-26

25But when they had tied him up with thongs, Paul said to the centurion who was standing by, “Is it legal for you to flog a Roman citizen who is uncondemned?”26 ... View more

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