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Parallel Bible results for Matthew 8:23-34; Matthew 9:1-8

English Standard Version

The Message Bible

Matthew 8:23-34

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.

English Standard Version

The Message Bible

Matthew 9:1-8

ESV 1 And getting into a boat he crossed over and came to his own city. MSG 1 Back in the boat, Jesus and the disciples recrossed the sea to Jesus' hometown. ESV 2 And behold, some people brought to him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven." MSG 2 They were hardly out of the boat when some men carried a paraplegic on a stretcher and set him down in front of them. Jesus, impressed by their bold belief, said to the paraplegic, "Cheer up, son. I forgive your sins." ESV 3 And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, "This man is blaspheming." MSG 3 Some religion scholars whispered, "Why, that's blasphemy!" ESV 4 But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts? MSG 4 Jesus knew what they were thinking, and said, "Why this gossipy whispering? ESV 5 For which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise and walk'? MSG 5 Which do you think is simpler: to say, 'I forgive your sins,' or, 'Get up and walk'? ESV 6 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"--he then said to the paralytic--"Rise, pick up your bed and go home." MSG 6 Well, just so it's clear that I'm the Son of Man and authorized to do either, or both. . . ." At this he turned to the paraplegic and said, "Get up. Take your bed and go home." ESV 7 And he rose and went home. MSG 7 And the man did it. ESV 8 When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men. MSG 8 The crowd was awestruck, amazed and pleased that God had authorized Jesus to work among them this way.

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