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Matthew 8:14-22 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Healings at Capernaum

14 When Jesus went into Peter’s house, He saw his mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever. 15 So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. Then she got up and began to serve Him. 16 When evening came, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. He drove out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick, 17 so that what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:

He Himself took our weaknesses
and carried our diseases.[a]

Following Jesus

18 When Jesus saw large crowds[b] around Him, He gave the order to go to the other side of the sea.[c] 19 A scribe approached Him and said, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go!”

20 Jesus told him, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.”

21 “Lord,” another of His disciples said, “first let me go bury my father.”[d]

22 But Jesus told him, “Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”


  1. Matthew 8:17 Is 53:4
  2. Matthew 8:18 Other mss read saw a crowd
  3. Matthew 8:18 = Sea of Galilee
  4. Matthew 8:21 Not necessarily meaning his father was already dead

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