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Matthew 8 (Lexham English Bible)

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A Leper Cleansed

1 And [when]a he came down from the mountain, large crowds followed him. 2 And behold, a leper approached [and]b worshiped him, saying, "Lord, if you are willing, you are able to make me clean." 3 And extending his hand he touched him, saying, "I am willing, be clean." And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4 And Jesus said to him, "See that you tell no one, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them."

A Centurion’s Slave Healed

5 Now [when]c he entered Capernaum, a centurion approached him, appealing to him 6 and saying, "Lord, my slaved is lying paralyzed in mye house, terribly tormented!" 7 And he said to him, "I will come [and]f heal him." 8 And the centurion answered [and]g said, "Lord, I am not worthy that you should come in under my roof. But only say the word and my slave will be healed. 9 For I also am a man under authority who has soldiers under me, and I say to this one, 'Go!' and he goes, and to another one, 'Come!' and he comes, and to my slave, 'Do this!' and he does [it]h." 10 Now [when]i Jesus heard [this],j he was astonished, and said to those who were following [him],k "Truly I say to you, I have found such great faith with no one in Israel. 11 But I say to you that many will come from east and west and {be seated at the banquet}l with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. 12 But the sons of the kingdom will be thrown out into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth!" 13 And Jesus said to the centurion, "Go, as you have believed it will be done for you." And the slavem was healed at that hour.

Many at Capernaum Are Healed

14 And [when]n Jesus came into Peter's house, he saw his mother-in-law lying down and suffering with a fever. 15 And he touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to serve him. 16 Now [when it]o was evening, they brought to him many who were demon-possessed, and he expelled the spirits with a word. And he healed all {those who were sick},p 17 in order that what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah would be fulfilled, who said, "He himself took away our sicknesses, and carried away our diseases."

Would-be Followers

18 Now [when]q Jesus saw many crowdsr around him, he gave orders to depart to the other side.s 19 And a scribe approached [and]t said to him, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go!" 20 And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have dens and birds of the sky [have] nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head." 21 And another of the disciplesu said to him, "Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father." 22 But Jesus said to him, "Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead!"

Calming of a Storm

23 And [as]v he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. 24 And behold, a great storm arose on the sea, so that the boat was being inundated by the waves, but he himself was asleep. 25 And they came [and]w woke him, saying, "Lord, save [us]!x We are perishing!" 26 And he said to them, "Why are you fearful, [you] of little faith?" Then he got up [and]y rebuked the winds and the sea and there was a great calm. 27 And the men were astonished, saying, "What sort of [man] is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?"

Demon-possessed Gadarenes Healed

28 And [when]z he came to the other side,aa to the region of the Gadarenes,bb two demon-possessed men coming from among the tombs met him, very violent, so that no one was able to pass by along that road. 29 And behold, they cried out, saying, "{What do you have to do with us},cc Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?"dd 30 Now a long way from them a large herd of pigs was feeding. 31 So the demons implored him, saying, "If you are going to expel us, send us into the herd of pigs." 32 And he said to them, "Go!" So they departed [and]ee went into the pigs, and behold, the whole herd rushed headlong down the steep slope into the sea and drowned in the water. 33 Now the herdsmen fled and went into the town [and]ff reported everything, including the things concerning the demon-possessed men. 34 And behold, the whole town came out to meet Jesus, and [when they]gg saw him, they implored [him]hh that he would depart from their region.
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