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Jesus Cleanses a Leper

Now when [a]Jesus came down from the [b]mountain, [c]large crowds followed Him. And behold, (A)a leper came to Him and [d](B)was bowing down before Him, and said, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” And Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately his (C)leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus *said to him, (D)See that you tell no one; but (E)go, (F)show yourself to the priest and present the [e]offering that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”

The Centurion’s Faith

And (G)when [f]Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, and saying, “[g]Lord, my [h]servant is [i]lying (H)paralyzed at home, fearfully tormented.” And Jesus *said to him, “I will come and heal him.” But the centurion said, “[j]Lord, I am not good enough for You to come under my roof, but just [k]say the word, and my [l]servant will be healed. For I also am a man under (I)authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to this man, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.” 10 Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those who were following, “Truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith [m]with anyone in Israel. 11 And I say to you that many (J)will come from east and west, and [n]recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven; 12 but (K)the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into (L)the outer darkness; in that place (M)there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” 13 And Jesus said to the centurion, “Go; [o]it shall be done for you (N)as you have believed.” And the [p]servant was healed that very [q]moment.

Peter’s Mother-in-Law and Many Others Healed

14 (O)When Jesus came into Peter’s [r]home, He saw his mother-in-law lying sick in bed with a fever. 15 And He touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she got up and began [s]waiting on Him. 16 Now when evening came, they brought to Him many (P)who were demon-possessed; and He cast out the spirits with a word, and (Q)healed all who were ill 17 in order to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying, “(R)He Himself took our infirmities and [t]carried away our diseases.”

The Cost of Following Jesus

18 Now when Jesus saw a crowd around Him, (S)He gave orders to depart to the other side of the sea. 19 (T)Then a scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.” 20 And Jesus *said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the [u]air have [v]nests, but (U)the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” 21 And another of the disciples said to Him, “Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.” 22 But Jesus *said to him, (V)Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead.”

Jesus Calms a Storm

23 (W)And when He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. 24 And behold, there arose [w]a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was sleeping. 25 And they came to Him and got Him up, saying, “(X)Save us, Lord; we are perishing!” 26 And He *said to them, “Why are you so cowardly, (Y)you men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and [x]it became perfectly calm. 27 And the men marveled, and said, “What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”

Jesus Saves Men from Demons

28 (Z)And when He came to the other side, into the region of the Gadarenes, two men who were (AA)demon-possessed met Him as they were coming out of the tombs. They were so extremely violent that no one could pass by that way. 29 And behold, they cried out, saying, “[y](AB)What do we have to do with You, Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the [z]time?” 30 Now there was a herd of many swine feeding at a distance from them. 31 And the demons began to plead with Him, saying, “If You are going to cast us out, send us into the herd of swine.” 32 And He said to them, “Go!” And coming out, they went into the swine; and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea and perished in the waters. 33 Now the herdsmen ran away, and went to the city and reported everything, [aa]including what had happened to the (AC)demoniacs. 34 And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, (AD)they pleaded with Him to leave their region.


  1. Matthew 8:1 Lit He
  2. Matthew 8:1 Or hill
  3. Matthew 8:1 Lit many
  4. Matthew 8:2 Or worshiped
  5. Matthew 8:4 Lit gift
  6. Matthew 8:5 Lit He
  7. Matthew 8:6 Or Sir
  8. Matthew 8:6 Lit boy
  9. Matthew 8:6 Lit thrown down
  10. Matthew 8:8 Or Sir
  11. Matthew 8:8 Lit say with a word
  12. Matthew 8:8 Lit boy
  13. Matthew 8:10 One early ms not even in Israel
  14. Matthew 8:11 Or dine
  15. Matthew 8:13 Or let it be done; Gr imperative
  16. Matthew 8:13 Lit boy
  17. Matthew 8:13 Lit hour
  18. Matthew 8:14 Or house
  19. Matthew 8:15 Or serving Him
  20. Matthew 8:17 Or removed
  21. Matthew 8:20 Or sky
  22. Matthew 8:20 Or roosting places
  23. Matthew 8:24 Lit a shaking
  24. Matthew 8:26 Lit a great calm occurred
  25. Matthew 8:29 Lit What is to us and to you (a Heb idiom)
  26. Matthew 8:29 Appointed time of judgment
  27. Matthew 8:33 Lit and the things of