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Matthew 8 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Jesus came down from the mountainside. Large crowds followed him. 1 When he came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him.
2 A man who had a skin disease came and got down on his knees in front of Jesus. He said, "Lord, if you are willing to make me 'clean,' you can do it." 2 A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean."
3 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing to do it," he said. "Be 'clean'!" Right away the man was healed of his skin disease. 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 Then Jesus said to him, "Don't tell anyone. Go and show yourself to the priest. Offer the gift Moses commanded. It will be 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 When Jesus entered Capernaum, a Roman commander came to him. He asked Jesus for help. 5 When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help.
6 "Lord," he said, "my servant lies at home and can't move. He is suffering terribly." 6 "Lord," he said, "my servant lies at home paralyzed and in terrible suffering."
7 Jesus said, "I will go and heal him." 7 Jesus said to him, "I will go and heal him."
8 The commander replied, "Lord, I am not good enough to have you come into my house. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. 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 I myself am a man under authority. And I have soldiers who obey my orders. I tell this one, 'Go,' and he goes. I tell that one, 'Come,' and he comes. I say 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 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. He said to those following him, "What I'm about to tell you is true. In Israel I have not found anyone whose faith is so strong. 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 "I say to you that many will come from the east and the west. They will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of heaven. They will sit with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. 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 those who think they belong to the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness. There they will sob and grind their teeth." 12 But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
13 Then Jesus said to the Roman commander, "Go! It will be done just as you believed it would." And his servant was healed at that very 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 When Jesus came into Peter's house, he saw Peter's mother-in-law. She was lying in bed. She had a fever. 14 When Jesus came into Peter's house, he saw Peter's mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever.
15 Jesus touched her hand, and the fever left her. She got up and began to wait on him. 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 people controlled by demons were brought to Jesus. He drove out the spirits with a word. He healed all who were sick. 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 He did it to make what the prophet Isaiah had said come true. He had said, "He suffered the things we should have suffered. He took on himself the sicknesses that should have been ours." #1(Isaiah 53:4)#2 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: "He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases."
18 Jesus saw the crowd around him. So he gave his disciples orders to go to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. 18 When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side of the lake.
19 Then a teacher of the law came to him. He said, "Teacher, I will follow you no matter where you go." 19 Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go."
20 Jesus replied, "Foxes have holes. Birds of the air have nests. But the Son of Man has no place to lay 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 Another follower said to him, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father." 21 Another disciple said to him, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."
22 But Jesus told him, "Follow me. Let the dead bury their own dead." 22 But Jesus told him, "Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead."
23 Jesus got into a boat. His disciples followed him. 23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him.
24 Suddenly a terrible storm came up on the lake. The waves crashed over the boat. But Jesus 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 The disciples went and woke him up. They said, "Lord! Save us! We're going to drown!" 25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, "Lord, save us! We're going to drown!"
26 He replied, "Your faith is so small! Why are you so afraid?" Then Jesus got up and ordered the winds and the waves to stop. It became completely 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 The disciples were amazed. They asked, "What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!" 27 The men were amazed and asked, "What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!"
28 Jesus arrived at the other side of the lake in the area of the Gadarenes. Two men controlled by demons met him. They came from the tombs. The men were so wild that no one could pass 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 "Son of God, what do you want with us?" they shouted. "Have you come here to punish us before the time for us to be judged?" 29 "What do you want with us, Son of God?" they shouted. "Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?"
30 Not very far away, a large herd of pigs was feeding. 30 Some distance from them a large herd of pigs was feeding.
31 The demons begged Jesus, "If you drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs." 31 The demons begged Jesus, "If you drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs."
32 Jesus said to them, "Go!" So the demons came out of the men and went into the pigs. The whole herd rushed down the steep bank. They ran into the lake and drowned 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 Those who were tending the pigs ran off. They went into the town and reported all this. They told the people what had happened to the men who had been controlled by demons. 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 Then the whole town went out to meet Jesus. When they saw him, they begged him to leave their area. 34 Then the whole town went out to meet Jesus. And when they saw him, they pleaded with him to leave their region.