Matthew 8

Jesus Cleanses a Leper; The Centurion’s Faith

Lit He
Jesus came down from the mountain,
Lit many
large crowds followed Him.
2And c  a leper came to Him and
Or worshiped
e  bowed down before Him, and said, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”
3Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately his f  leprosy was cleansed. 4And Jesus said to him, g  See that you tell no one; but h  go i  show yourself to the priest and present the
Lit gift
offering that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”

5And k  when
Lit He
Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, imploring Him,
6and saying
Or Sir
Lord, my
Lit boy
servant is
Lit thrown down
lying p  paralyzed at home, fearfully tormented.”
7Jesus said to him, I will come and heal him.” 8But the centurion said
Or Sir
Lord, I am not worthy for You to come under my roof, but just
Lit say with a word
say the word, and my
Lit boy
servant will be healed.
9For I also am a man under t  authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.” 10Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those who were following, Truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith
One early ms reads not even in Israel
with anyone in Israel.
11I say to you that many v  will come from east and west, and
Or dine
recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven;
12but x  the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into y  the outer darkness; in that place z  there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” 13And Jesus said to the centurion, Go;
Or let it be done; i.e. a command
it shall be done for you ab  as you have believed.”
And the
Lit boy
servant was healed that very
Lit hour

Peter’s Mother-in-law and Many Others Healed

14 ae  When Jesus came into Peter’s
Or house
home, He saw his mother-in-law lying sick in bed with a fever.
15He touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she got up and
Or served
waited on Him.
16When evening came, they brought to Him many ah  who were demon-possessed; and He cast out the spirits with a word, and ai  healed all who were ill. 17This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet: aj  He Himself took our infirmities and
Or removed
carried away our diseases.”

Discipleship Tested

18Now when Jesus saw a crowd around Him, al  He gave orders to depart to the other side of the sea. 19 am  Then a scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.” 20Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes and the birds of the
Or sky
air have
Or roosting places
nests, but ap  the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”
21Another of the disciples said to Him, “Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.” 22But Jesus said to him, aq  Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead.”

23 ar  When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. 24And behold, there arose
Lit a shaking
a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep.
25And they came to Him and woke Him, saying at  Save us, Lord; we are perishing!” 26He said to them, Why are you
Or cowardly
afraid, av  you men of little faith?”
Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and
Lit a great calm occurred
it became perfectly calm.
27The men were amazed, and said, “What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”

Jesus Casts Out Demons

28 ax  When He came to the other side into the country of the Gadarenes, two men who were ay  demon-possessed met Him as they were coming out of the tombs. They were so extremely violent that no one could pass by that way. 29And they cried out, saying
Lit What is to us and to you (a Heb idiom)
ba  What business do we have with each other, Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before
I.e. the appointed time of judgment
the time?”
30Now there was a herd of many swine feeding at a distance from them. 31The demons began to entreat Him, saying, “If You are going to cast us out, send us into the herd of swine.” 32And He said to them, Go!” And they came out and went into the swine, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea and perished in the waters. 33The herdsmen ran away, and went to the city and reported everything
Lit and the things of
including what had happened to the bd  demoniacs.
34And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, be  they implored Him to leave their region.
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