Matthew 8
NASB 1977
Jesus Cleanses a Leper The Centurion’s Faith

     1And when He had come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him. 2And behold, a leper came to Him, and bowed down to Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” 3And He stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4And Jesus said to him, “See that you tell no one; but go, show yourself to the priest, and present the offering that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.”

     5And when He had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, entreating Him, 6and saying, “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering great pain.” 7And He said to him, “I will come and heal him.” 8But the centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy for You to come under my roof, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed. 9“For I, too, am a man under 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 with anyone in Israel. 11“And I say to you, that many shall come from east and west, and recline at the table with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven; 12but the sons of the kingdom shall be cast out into the outer darkness; in that place there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” 13And Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; let it be done to you as you have believed.” And the servant was healed that very hour.

Peter’s Mother-in-law Healed Many Healed

     14And when Jesus had come to Peter’s home, He saw his mother-in-law lying sick in bed with a fever. 15And He touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she arose, and waited on Him. 16And when evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed; and He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were ill 17in order that what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, “HE HIMSELF TOOK OUR INFIRMITIES, AND CARRIED AWAY OUR DISEASES.”

Discipleship Tested

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

     23And when He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. 24And behold, there arose a great storm in the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves; but He Himself was asleep. 25And they came to Him, and awoke Him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing!” 26And He said to them, “Why are you timid, you men of little faith?” Then He arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and it became perfectly calm. 27And the men marveled, saying, “What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”

Jesus Casts Out Demons

     28And when He had come to the other side into the country of the Gadarenes, two men who were demon-possessed met Him as they were coming out of the tombs; they were so exceedingly violent that no one could pass by that road. 29And behold, they cried out, saying, “What do we have to do with You, Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?” 30Now there was at a distance from them a herd of many swine feeding. 31And the 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, “Begone!” And they came out, and went into the swine, and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea and perished in the waters. 33And the herdsmen ran away, and went to the city, and reported everything, including the incident of the demoniacs. 34And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, they entreated Him to depart from their region.

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