Matthew 8 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And when he had come down from the mountain, great numbers of people came after him. 1 When he came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him.
2 And a leper came and gave him worship, saying, Lord, if it is your pleasure, you have power to make me clean. 2 A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean."
3 And he put his hand on him, saying, It is my pleasure; be clean. And straight away he was made clean. 3 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" Immediately he was cured of his leprosy.
4 And Jesus said to him, See that you say nothing about this to anyone; but go and let the priest see you and make the offering which was ordered by Moses, for a witness to them. 4 Then Jesus said to him, "See that you don't tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."
5 And when Jesus was come into Capernaum, a certain captain came to him with a request, 5 When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help.
6 Saying, Lord, my servant is ill in bed at the house, with no power in his body, and in great pain. 6 "Lord," he said, "my servant lies at home paralyzed and in terrible suffering."
7 And he said to him, I will come and make him well. 7 Jesus said to him, "I will go and heal him."
8 And the captain in answer said, Lord, I am not good enough for you to come under my roof; but only say the word, and my servant will be made well. 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.
9 Because I myself am a man under authority, having under me fighting men; and I say to this one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my servant, Do this, and he does it. 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 And when these words came to the ears of Jesus he was surprised, and said to those who came after him, Truly I say to you, I have not seen such great faith, no, not in Israel. 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.
11 And I say to you that numbers will come from the east and the west, and will take their seats with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven: 11 I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.
12 But the sons of the kingdom will be put out into the dark, and there will be weeping and cries of pain. 12 But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
13 And Jesus said to the captain, Go in peace; as your faith is, so let it be done to you. And the servant was made well in that hour. 13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, "Go! It will be done just as you believed it would." And his servant was healed at that very hour.
14 And when Jesus had come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother in bed, very ill. 14 When Jesus came into Peter's house, he saw Peter's mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever.
15 And he put his hand on hers and the disease went from her, and she got up and took care of his needs. 15 He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him.
16 And in the evening, they took to him a number of people who had evil spirits; and he sent the spirits out of them with a word, and made well all who were ill; 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.
17 So that the word of Isaiah the prophet might come true: He himself took our pains and our diseases. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: "He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases."
18 Now when Jesus saw a great mass of people about him, he gave an order to go to the other side. 18 When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side of the lake.
19 And there came a scribe and said to him, Master, I will come after you wherever you go. 19 Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go."
20 And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of heaven have a resting-place; but the Son of man has nowhere to put his head. 20 Jesus replied, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head."
21 And another of the disciples said to him, Lord, let me first go and give the last honours to my father. 21 Another disciple said to him, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."
22 But Jesus said to him, Come after me; and let the dead take care of their dead. 22 But Jesus told him, "Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead."
23 And when he had got into a boat, his disciples went after him. 23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him.
24 And there came up a great storm in the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves: but he was sleeping. 24 Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping.
25 And they came to him, and, awaking him, said, Help, Lord; destruction is near. 25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, "Lord, save us! We're going to drown!"
26 And he said to them, Why are you full of fear, O you of little faith? Then he got up and gave orders to the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. 26 He replied, "You of little faith, why are you so afraid?" Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.
27 And the men were full of wonder, saying, What sort of man is this, that even the winds and the sea do his orders? 27 The men were amazed and asked, "What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!"
28 And when he had come to the other side, to the country of the Gadarenes, there came out to him from the place of the dead, two who had evil spirits, so violent that no man was able to go that way. 28 When he arrived at the other side in the region of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men coming from the tombs met him. They were so violent that no one could pass that way.
29 And they gave a loud cry, saying, What have we to do with you, you Son of God? Have you come here to give us punishment before the time? 29 "What do you want with us, Son of God?" they shouted. "Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?"
30 Now there was, some distance away, a great herd of pigs taking their food. 30 Some distance from them a large herd of pigs was feeding.
31 And the evil spirits made strong prayers to him, saying, If you send us out, let us go into the herd of pigs. 31 The demons begged Jesus, "If you drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs."
32 And he said to them, Go. And they came out, and went into the pigs; and the herd went rushing down a sharp slope into the sea and came to their end in the water. 32 He said to them, "Go!" So they came out and went into the pigs, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and died in the water.
33 And their keepers went in flight to the town and gave an account of everything, and of the men who had the evil spirits. 33 Those tending the pigs ran off, went into the town and reported all this, including what had happened to the demon-possessed men.
34 And all the town came out to Jesus; and seeing him they made request that he would go away from their part of the country. 34 Then the whole town went out to meet Jesus. And when they saw him, they pleaded with him to leave their region.