nLuke 3:14 (NIV) Then some soldiers asked
him, "And what should we do?" He replied, "Don't extort money and don't accuse people falsely–be content with your pay."
nMatt 8:5-13 (NIV) When Jesus had entered
Capernaum, a centurion came to
him, asking for help. 6 "Lord," he said, "my servant lies at home paralyzed and in terrible
suffering." 7 Jesus said to him, "I will go and heal him." 8 The centurion
replied, "Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my
servant will be healed… 10
When Jesus heard this, he was astonished and said to those following him, "I
tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.
nActs 10:1-4 (NIV) At Caesarea there was
a man named Cornelius, a centurion
in what was known as the Italian Regiment. 2 He and all his family were devout and God-fearing;
he gave generously to those in
need and prayed to God regularly. 3 One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly
saw an angel of God, who came
to him and said, "Cornelius!" 4 Cornelius stared at him in fear. "What is it, Lord?" he asked.
The angel answered, "Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a
memorial offering before God.”