Miracles of Jesus: Healing of the royal official's son

(John 4:46-54)

A royal official went to Cana when he heard that Jesus was there and begged Jesus to heal his son, who was at the point of death in Capernaum. Jesus told the man that his son would live. The events are described in the Gospel of John:

Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death.

"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.

This was the second sign Jesus performed after coming from Judea to Galilee.

- John 4:46-54, NIV translation.

The towns of Cana and Capernaum are in the region of Galilee, within the Biblical land of Israel.

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