This was to fulfill1 what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: "He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases."2
References for Matthew 8:17
When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side of the lake.3
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Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go."
Jesus replied, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man4 has no place to lay his head."
References for Matthew 8:20
Another disciple said to him, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."
But Jesus told him, "Follow me,5 and let the dead bury their own dead."
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Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him.
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Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping.
The disciples went and woke him, saying, "Lord, save us! We're going to drown!"
He replied, "You of little faith,6 why are you so afraid?" Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.7
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The men were amazed and asked, "What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!"