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HARMONY OF THE FOUR GOSPELS.
Jefus cures a Centurion's flave in Capernaum.
JAVING finished his fermon, Jefus went into Capernaum
worthy for whom he should do this. 5. For he loveth our nation, and be hath built us a fynagogue.-Jefus, who embraced every opportunity of doing good, whether to the bodies or fouls of men, did not decline this that was now offered to him. He cheerfully went with the elders as they defired: But in the way, fome of the centurion's friends whom he had fent, met Je
* Ver. 3. Sent unto him the elders of the Jews.] Thefe elders were not the moft aged perfons in Capernaum, but either the magiftrates of the town, or the rulers of the fynagogue, (agxiruvayayoi). For as it was anciently the cuftom of the Jews, to intruft the management of public affairs to perfons advanced in years, as having moft wifdom and experience, they called all who difcharged thofe offices elders, even when in later times they were admitted to them, without any regard to their age at all.