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Matthew 8:1-34 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him; 1 When he came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him.
2 and behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, if you will, you can 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 stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, "I will; be clean." And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 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 to any one; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a proof to the people." 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 As he entered Caper'na-um, a centurion came forward to him, beseeching him 5 When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help.
6 and saying, "Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, in terrible distress." 6 "Lord," he said, "my servant lies at home paralyzed and in terrible suffering."
7 And he said to him, "I will come and heal him." 7 Jesus said to him, "I will go and heal him."
8 But the centurion answered him, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only 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 For I am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, 'Go,' and he goes, and to another, 'Come,' and he comes, and to my slave, '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 him, he marveled, and said to those who followed him, "Truly, I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such faith. 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 tell you, many will come from east and west and sit at table with Abraham, 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 while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash 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 And to the centurion Jesus said, "Go; be it done for you as you have believed." And the servant was healed at that very moment. 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 entered Peter's house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever; 14 When Jesus came into Peter's house, he saw Peter's mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever.
15 he touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she rose and served him. 15 He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him.
16 That evening they brought to him many who were possessed with demons; and he cast out the spirits with a word, and 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 This was to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah, "He took our infirmities and bore 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 great crowds around him, he gave orders to go over 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 a scribe came up and said to him, "Teacher, I will follow 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, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere 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 of the disciples said to him, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father." 21 Another disciple said to him, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."
22 But Jesus said to him, "Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead." 22 But Jesus told him, "Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead."
23 And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. 23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him.
24 And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. 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 went and woke him, saying, "Save, Lord; we are perishing." 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 afraid, O men of little faith?" Then he rose and rebuked 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 marveled, saying, "What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?" 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 came to the other side, to the country of the Gadarenes, two demoniacs met him, coming out of the tombs, so fierce 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 And behold, they cried out, "What have you to do with us, O Son of God? Have you come here to torment us 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 a herd of many swine was feeding at some distance from them. 30 Some distance from them a large herd of pigs was feeding.
31 And the demons begged him, "If you cast us out, send us away into the herd of swine." 31 The demons begged Jesus, "If you drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs."
32 And he said to them, "Go." So they came out and went into the swine; and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea, and perished in the waters. 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 The herdsmen fled, and going into the city they told everything, and what had happened to the demoniacs. 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 behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw him, they begged him to leave their neighborhood. 34 Then the whole town went out to meet Jesus. And when they saw him, they pleaded with him to leave their region.