Matthew 8:1-13 (New American Standard)

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Jesus Cleanses a Leper; The Centurion's Faith

1 When aJesus came down from the mountain, blarge crowds followed Him. 2 And 1a leper came to Him and c2bowed down before Him, and said, "Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean." 3 Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, "I am willing; be cleansed." And immediately his 3leprosy was cleansed. 4 And Jesus said to him, "4See that you tell no one; but 5go, 6show yourself to the priest and present the doffering that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them." 5 And 7when eJesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, imploring Him, 6 and saying, "fLord, my gservant is hlying 8paralyzed at home, fearfully tormented." 7 Jesus said to him, "I will come and heal him." 8 But the centurion said, "iLord, I am not worthy for You to come under my roof, but just jsay the word, and my kservant will be healed. 9 "For I also am a man under 9authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to this one, 'Go!' and he goes, and to another, 'Come!' and he comes, and to my slave, 'Do this!' and he does it." 10 Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those who were following, "Truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith lwith anyone in Israel. 11 "I say to you that many 10will come from east and west, and mrecline at the table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven; 12 but 11the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into 12the outer darkness; in that place 13there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth." 13 And Jesus said to the centurion, "Go; nit shall be done for you 14as you have believed." And the oservant was healed that very pmoment.
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