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Matthew 8

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Jesus Heals a Man With a Skin Disease
1Jesus came down from the mountainside, and large crowds followed him. 2A man who had a skin disease came and knelt down in front of Jesus. “Lord,” he said, “if you’re willing, you can make me clean.”
3Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I’m willing,” he said, “be clean!” Right away the man was healed of his skin disease. 4Then Jesus said to him, “Don’t tell anyone about this. But go and show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a witness to everyone.”
A Roman Commander Has Faith
5When Jesus entered Capernaum, a Roman commander came and asked him for help. 6“Lord,” he said, “my servant can’t get out of bed. He isn’t able to move, and he’s suffering terribly.”
7Jesus asked, “Do you want me to come and heal him?”
8The commander replied, “Lord, I don’t deserve to have you come into my house. Just give the command, and my servant will be healed. 9I know that orders from people in authority have to be obeyed. I have soldiers who obey my own orders. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes. I tell that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my slave, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
10When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. He said to the people following him, “Truly I tell you, I haven’t met anyone in Israel whose faith is this great. 11I tell you that many will come from the east and the west and take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. 12But the children of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where they will weep and grind their teeth.”
13Then Jesus said to the Roman commander, “Go! It will be done for you just as you have believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that moment.
Jesus Heals Many People
14When Jesus came into Peter’s house, he found Peter’s mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever. 15Jesus touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to serve him.
16When evening came, many people controlled by demons were brought to Jesus. He drove out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick. 17This happened to make the words of Isaiah the prophet come true. He had said,
“He took away our weakness
and carried off our sickness.”
The Cost of Following Jesus
18When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he told his disciples to get ready to cross to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. 19Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.”
20Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”
21Another disciple said to him, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”
22But Jesus told him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”
Jesus Calms a Storm
23Then Jesus got into the boat and his disciples followed him. As they were sailing across the lake, 24suddenly a terrible storm began. The wind was so strong that waves came crashing over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25The disciples went and woke him up. They cried out, “Lord! Save us! We’re going to drown!”
26He replied, “You have such little faith! Why are you so afraid?” Then Jesus got up and ordered the winds and the waves to stop, and it became completely calm.
27The disciples were amazed. They asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”
Jesus Heals Two Men Controlled by Demons
28They went across the Sea of Galilee to the area of the Gadarenes. When Jesus got out of the boat, two men controlled by demons came out of the tombs to meet him. These men were so dangerous that no one could go near them. 29“What do you want with us, Son of God?” they shouted. “It’s not time for us to be punished yet!”
30Off in the distance a large herd of pigs was feeding. 31The demons begged Jesus, “If you drive us out, send us into that herd of pigs.”
32Jesus told them, “Go!” So they came out and went into the pigs. The whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and drowned in the water. 33Those who were tending the pigs ran into town and reported everything, including what had happened to the men who’d been controlled by the demons. 34Then the whole town went out to meet Jesus, and when they saw him, they begged him to leave.
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Jesus Heals a Man
(Mk 1.40–45; Lk 5.12–16)
1When Jesus came down from the hill, large crowds followed him. 2Then a man suffering from a dreaded skin disease came to him, knelt down before him, and said, “Sir, if you want to, you can make me clean.”#8.2 make me clean: This disease was considered to make a person ritually unclean.
3Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him. “I do want to,” he answered. “Be clean!” At once the man was healed of his disease. 4#Lev 14.1–32Then Jesus said to him, “Listen! Don't tell anyone, but go straight to the priest and let him examine you; then in order to prove to everyone that you are cured, offer the sacrifice that Moses ordered.”
Jesus Heals a Roman Officer's Servant
(Lk 7.1–10)
5When Jesus entered Capernaum, a Roman officer met him and begged for help: 6“Sir, my servant is sick in bed at home, unable to move and suffering terribly.”
7 “I will go and make him well,” Jesus said.
8“Oh no, sir,” answered the officer. “I do not deserve to have you come into my house. Just give the order, and my servant will get well. 9I, too, am a man under the authority of superior officers, and I have soldiers under me. I order this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes; and I order that one, ‘Come!’ and he comes; and I order my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.”
10When Jesus heard this, he was surprised and said to the people following him, “I tell you, I have never found anyone in Israel with faith like this. 11#Lk 13.29I assure you that many will come from the east and the west and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob at the feast in the Kingdom of heaven. 12#Mt 22.13; 25.30; Lk 13.28But those who should be in the Kingdom will be thrown out into the darkness, where they will cry and grind their teeth.” 13Then Jesus said to the officer, “Go home, and what you believe will be done for you.”
And the officer's servant was healed that very moment.
Jesus Heals Many People
(Mk 1.29–34; Lk 4.38–41)
14Jesus went to Peter's home, and there he saw Peter's mother-in-law sick in bed with a fever. 15He touched her hand; the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him.
16When evening came, people brought to Jesus many who had demons in them. Jesus drove out the evil spirits with a word and healed all who were sick. 17#Is 53.4He did this to make what the prophet Isaiah had said come true, “He himself took our sickness and carried away our diseases.”
The Would-be Followers of Jesus
(Lk 9.57–62)
18When Jesus noticed the crowd round him, he ordered his disciples to go to the other side of the lake. 19A teacher of the Law came to him. “Teacher,” he said, “I am ready to go with you wherever you go.”
20Jesus answered him, “Foxes have holes, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lie down and rest.”
21Another man, who was a disciple, said, “Sir, first let me go back and bury my father.”
22 “Follow me,” Jesus answered, “and let the dead bury their own dead.”
Jesus Calms a Storm
(Mk 4.35–41; Lk 8.22–25)
23Jesus got into a boat, and his disciples went with him. 24Suddenly a fierce storm hit the lake, and the boat was in danger of sinking. But Jesus was asleep. 25The disciples went to him and woke him up. “Save us, Lord!” they said. “We are about to die!”
26 “Why are you so frightened?” Jesus answered. “How little faith you have!” Then he got up and ordered the winds and the waves to stop, and there was a great calm.
27Everyone was amazed. “What kind of man is this?” they said. “Even the winds and the waves obey him!”
Jesus Heals Two Men with Demons
(Mk 5.1–20; Lk 8.26–39)
28When Jesus came to the territory of Gadara on the other side of the lake, he was met by two men who came out of the burial caves there. These men had demons in them and were so fierce that no one dared travel on that road. 29At once they screamed, “What do you want with us, you Son of God? Have you come to punish us before the right time?”
30Not far away there was a large herd of pigs feeding. 31So the demons begged Jesus, “If you are going to drive us out, send us into that herd of pigs.”
32 “Go,” Jesus told them; so they left and went off into the pigs. The whole herd rushed down the side of the cliff into the lake and was drowned.
33The men who had been taking care of the pigs ran away and went into the town, where they told the whole story and what had happened to the men with the demons. 34So everyone from the town went out to meet Jesus; and when they saw him, they begged him to leave their territory.