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Matthew 8:8-18 (New International Version)

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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.1 9 For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, 'Go,' and he goes; and that one, 'Come,' and he comes. I say to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it." 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.2 11 I say to you that many will come from the east and the west,3 and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.4 12 But the subjects of the kingdom5 will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."6 13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, "Go! It will be done just as you believed it would."7 And his servant was healed at that very hour.

Jesus Heals Many

8:14-16pp -- Mk 1:29-34; Lk 4:38-41

14 When Jesus came into Peter's house, he saw Peter's mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever. 15 He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him. 16 When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick.8 17 This was to fulfill9 what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: "He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases."a10

The Cost of Following Jesus

8:19-22pp -- Lk 9:57-60

18 When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side of the lake.11
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