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Version 0.94.1, 30 December 2022

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Matthew Chapter 8

1Then when he had come down from the mountain, large crowds followed him, 2and it so happened that a leper came and worshipped him and said, “Lord, if you will, you can cleanse me.” 3At this Jesus held out his hand and touched him and said, “I will; be cleansed.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4Then Jesus said to him, “See to it that you tell no-one, but go and show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift which Moses commanded, as a witness to them.” 5Subsequently, when he had gone to Capernaum, a centurion approached him, appealing to him, 6and saying, “Lord, my servant has become ill at home paralysed and is tormented terribly.” 7At this Jesus said to him, “I will go and cure him.” 8Then the centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but just pronounce with a word and my servant will be cured, 9for I am also a man under a system of authority, having soldiers under me, 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.” 10When Jesus heard that, he was amazed and said to those following, “Truly, I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such great faith. 11But I say to you that many will come from the east and from the west and will recline at table with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of the heavens, 12whereas the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness. There, there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” 13Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way, and as you have believed, so be it to you.” And his servant was cured at that hour. 14Then Jesus went to Peter's house, and he saw his mother-in-law lying ill with a fever, 15and he touched her hand, at which the fever left her, and she rose and waited on him. 16Then in the evening, they brought to him many who were possessed by demons, and he cast out the spirits by a word, and he cured all those who were ill, 17in order that that which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet should be fulfilled, where he says,

“He took our ailments

And bore our sicknesses.”

18But when Jesus saw large crowds around him, he ordered them to go further away, 19and a certain scribe came along and said to him, “Master, I will follow you wherever you go.” 20At this Jesus said to him, “The foxes have dens, and the birds of the sky have nests, but the son of man does not have anywhere to lay his head.” 21Then another of his disciples said to him, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” 22But Jesus said to him, “Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.” 23Then his disciples followed him when he went on board a boat, 24and what happened next was that a great storm arose in the sea, so that the boat was covered by the waves. But he was sleeping. 25Then his disciples came to him, and they woke him up and said, “Lord, save us; we are not going to survive.” 26But he said to them, “Why are you fearful, you of little faith?” Then he arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and a great calm came about. 27But the men were amazed, and they said, “What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?” 28Then when he had gone to the far side, to the region of the Gergesenes, two men possessed by demons met him, as they came out of the tombs. They were very dangerous, so that no-one could pass by that way. 29And in this case they shouted, and they said, “What have you got to do with us, Jesus the son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the due time?” 30Now there was a herd of many pigs feeding at a distance from them, 31so the demons pleaded with him and said, “If you cast us out, allow us to go off to the herd of pigs.” 32And he said to them, “Go.” So they came out and went into the herd of pigs. And at this point the whole herd of pigs rushed headlong down the cliff into the sea, and they died in the waters. 33But the herdsmen fled and went away to the city and reported everything, including the things concerning those possessed by demons. 34Then it ensued that the whole city came out to meet Jesus, and when they saw him, they appealed to him to move from their districts.

Reference(s) in Chapter 8: v.17 ↔ Isaiah 53:4.

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