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Matthew 8

ESV 1 When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. MSG 1 Jesus came down the mountain with the cheers of the crowd still ringing in his ears. ESV 2 And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, if you will, you can make me clean." MSG 2 Then a leper appeared and went to his knees before Jesus, praying, "Master, if you want to, you can heal my body." ESV 3 And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, "I will; be clean." And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. MSG 3 Jesus reached out and touched him, saying, "I want to. Be clean." Then and there, all signs of the leprosy were gone. ESV 4 And Jesus said to him, "See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a proof to them." MSG 4 Jesus said, "Don't talk about this all over town. Just quietly present your healed body to the priest, along with the appropriate expressions of thanks to God. Your cleansed and grateful life, not your words, will bear witness to what I have done." ESV 5 When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him, MSG 5 As Jesus entered the village of Capernaum, a Roman captain came up in a panic and said, ESV 6 "Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering terribly." MSG 6 "Master, my servant is sick. He can't walk. He's in terrible pain." ESV 7 And he said to him, "I will come and heal him." MSG 7 Jesus said, "I'll come and heal him." ESV 8 But the centurion replied, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. MSG 8 "Oh, no," said the captain. "I don't want to put you to all that trouble. Just give the order and my servant will be fine. ESV 9 For I too 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 servant,'Do this,' and he does it." MSG 9 I'm a man who takes orders and gives orders. I tell one soldier, 'Go,' and he goes; to another, 'Come,' and he comes; to my slave, 'Do this,' and he does it." ESV 10 When Jesus heard this, he marveled and said to those who followed him, "Truly, I tell you, with no one in Israel have I found such faith. MSG 10 Taken aback, Jesus said, "I've yet to come across this kind of simple trust in Israel, the very people who are supposed to know all about God and how he works. ESV 11 I tell you, many will come from east and west and recline at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, MSG 11 This man is the vanguard of many outsiders who will soon be coming from all directions - streaming in from the east, pouring in from the west, sitting down at God's kingdom banquet alongside Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. ESV 12 while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth." MSG 12 Then those who grew up 'in the faith' but had no faith will find themselves out in the cold, outsiders to grace and wondering what happened." ESV 13 And to the centurion Jesus said, "Go; let it be done for you as you have believed." And the servant was healed at that very moment. MSG 13 Then Jesus turned to the captain and said, "Go. What you believed could happen has happened." At that moment his servant became well. ESV 14 And when Jesus entered Peter's house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever. MSG 14 By this time they were in front of Peter's house. On entering, Jesus found Peter's mother-in-law sick in bed, burning up with fever. ESV 15 He touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she rose and began to serve him. MSG 15 He touched her hand and the fever was gone. No sooner was she up on her feet than she was fixing dinner for him. ESV 16 That evening they brought to him many who were oppressed by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick. MSG 16 That evening a lot of demon-afflicted people were brought to him. He relieved the inwardly tormented. He cured the bodily ill. ESV 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: "He took our illnesses and bore our diseases." MSG 17 He fulfilled Isaiah's well-known sermon: He took our illnesses, He carried our diseases. ESV 18 Now when Jesus saw a crowd around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side. MSG 18 When Jesus saw that a curious crowd was growing by the minute, he told his disciples to get him out of there to the other side of the lake. ESV 19 And a scribe came up and said to him, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go." MSG 19 As they left, a religion scholar asked if he could go along. "I'll go with you, wherever," he said. ESV 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." MSG 20 Jesus was curt: "Are you ready to rough it? We're not staying in the best inns, you know." ESV 21 Another of the disciples said to him, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father." MSG 21 Another follower said, "Master, excuse me for a couple of days, please. I have my father's funeral to take care of." ESV 22 And Jesus said to him, "Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead." MSG 22 Jesus refused. "First things first. Your business is life, not death. Follow me. Pursue life." ESV 23 And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. MSG 23 Then he got in the boat, his disciples with him. ESV 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. MSG 24 The next thing they knew, they were in a severe storm. Waves were crashing into the boat - and he was sound asleep! ESV 25 And they went and woke him, saying, "Save us, Lord; we are perishing." MSG 25 They roused him, pleading, "Master, save us! We're going down!" ESV 26 And he said to them, "Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?" Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. MSG 26 Jesus reprimanded them. "Why are you such cowards, such faint-hearts?" Then he stood up and told the wind to be silent, the sea to quiet down: "Silence!" The sea became smooth as glass. ESV 27 And the men marveled, saying, "What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?" MSG 27 The men rubbed their eyes, astonished. "What's going on here? Wind and sea come to heel at his command!" ESV 28 And when he came to the other side, to the country of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men met him, coming out of the tombs, so fierce that no one could pass that way. MSG 28 They landed in the country of the Gadarenes and were met by two madmen, victims of demons, coming out of the cemetery. The men had terrorized the region for so long that no one considered it safe to walk down that stretch of road anymore. ESV 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?" MSG 29 Seeing Jesus, the madmen screamed out, "What business do you have giving us a hard time? You're the Son of God! You weren't supposed to show up here yet!" ESV 30 Now a herd of many pigs was feeding at some distance from them. MSG 30 Off in the distance a herd of pigs was browsing and rooting. ESV 31 And the demons begged him, saying, "If you cast us out, send us away into the herd of pigs." MSG 31 The evil spirits begged Jesus, "If you kick us out of these men, let us live in the pigs." ESV 32 And he said to them, "Go." So they came out and went into the pigs, and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned in the waters. MSG 32 Jesus said, "Go ahead, but get out of here!" Crazed, the pigs stampeded over a cliff into the sea and drowned. ESV 33 The herdsmen fled, and going into the city they told everything, especially what had happened to the demon-possessed men. MSG 33 Scared to death, the swineherds bolted. They told everyone back in town what had happened to the madmen and the pigs. ESV 34 And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus, and when they saw him, they begged him to leave their region. MSG 34 Those who heard about it were angry about the drowned pigs. A mob formed and demanded that Jesus get out and not come back.

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