The Life and Teachings
of Jesus
A Restatement of the Gospels

35. Cana and the Nobleman Who Believed

        46Jesus came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. At Capernaum there was a certain nobleman whose son was ill. 47When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee he went and begged him to come down to Capernaum and heal his son, for he was at the point of death.
        48Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.”
        49The nobleman said to him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” 50Jesus said to him, “Go; your son will live.”
        The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went his way. 51As he was going down, his servants met him and told him that his son was living. 52So he asked them the hour when he began to mend, and they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” 53The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live”; and he himself believed, and all his household.
        (Jn. 4:46–53)

Jn. 4:46  Jesus came / So he came (RSV) • At Capernaum / And at Capernaum (RSV) • was a certain nobleman whose (KJV) / was an official whose (RSV)
Jn. 4:47  down to Capernaum and / down and (RSV)
Jn. 4:48  Jesus said / Jesus therefore said (RSV)
Jn. 4:49  The nobleman said (KJV) / The official said (RSV)   (146:5/1644–5)

36. The Widow's Son at Nain

        11Soon afterward Jesus went to a city called Nain,a and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. 12As he drew near to the gate of the city, a young man who had died was being carried out. He was the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was with her.
        13And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14And he came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still.
        And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.”
        15And the man sat up, and began to speak. And Jesus gave him to his mother.
        16Fear seized them all; and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!” 17And this report concerning him spread throughout all the surrounding country and the whole of Judea.
        (Lk. 7:11–17)

a   “Nain”—See map on page 24.

Lk. 7:12  city, a / city, behold, a (RSV) • out. He was the / out, the (RSV) • widow. A / widow; and a (RSV)
Lk. 7:15  the man / the dead man (RSV) • And Jesus gave / And he gave (RSV)
Lk. 7:17  spread throughout all the surrounding country and the whole of Judea. / spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country. (RSV)   (146:6/1645–6)