Matthew 8:1-6 NIV

The Man With Leprosy

8:2-4pp -- Mk 1:40-44; Lk 5:12-14

1 When he came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him.

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      2 A man with leprosya1 came and knelt before him2 and said, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean."

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        • a 8:2 - The Greek word was used for various diseases affecting the skin--not necessarily leprosy.
          3 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" Immediately he was curedb of his leprosy.

          References for Matthew 8:3

            • b 8:3 - Greek "made clean"
              4 Then Jesus said to him, "See that you don't tell anyone.3 But go, show yourself to the priest4 and offer the gift Moses commanded,5 as a testimony to them."

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              The Faith of the Centurion

              8:5-13pp -- Lk 7:1-10

              5 When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help.

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                  6 "Lord," he said, "my servant lies at home paralyzed6 and in terrible suffering."

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