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Matthew 8

Jesus Cleanses a Leper

1 When he came down from the mountain, d great crowds followed him. 2 e And behold, a leper 1 came to him and f knelt before him, saying, "Lord, if you will, you can make me clean." 3 And Jesus 2 stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, "I will; be clean." And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4 And Jesus said to him, g "See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, h show yourself to the priest and i offer the gift that Moses commanded, j for a proof to them."

The Faith of a Centurion

5 k When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him, 6 "Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering terribly." 7 And he said to him, "I will come and heal him." 8 But the centurion replied, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but l only say the word, and my servant will be healed. 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, 3 'Do this,' and he does it." 10 When Jesus heard this, m he marveled and said to those who followed him, "Truly, I tell you, with n no one in Israel 4 have I found such faith. 11 I tell you, o many will come from east and west and recline at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, 12 p while the sons of the kingdom q will be thrown into the outer darkness. In that place r there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth." 13 And to the centurion Jesus said, "Go; let it be done for you s as you have believed." t And the servant was healed at that very moment.

Jesus Heals Many

14 u And when Jesus entered Peter's house, he saw v his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever. 15 He w touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she rose and began to serve him. 16 That evening they brought to him many who were x oppressed by demons, and he cast out the spirits y with a word and healed all who were sick. 17 z This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: a "He took our illnesses and bore our diseases."

The Cost of Following Jesus

18 Now b when Jesus saw a crowd around him, c he gave orders to go over to the other side. 19 d And a scribe came up and said to him, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go." 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." 21 Another of the disciples said to him, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father." 22 And Jesus said to him, "Follow me, and leave e the dead to bury their own dead."

Jesus Calms a Storm

23 f And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. 24 And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but g he was asleep. 25 And they went and woke him, saying, h "Save us, Lord; we are perishing." 26 And he said to them, "Why are you i afraid, j O you of little faith?" Then he rose and k rebuked the winds and the sea, and l there was a great calm. 27 And the men m marveled, saying, "What sort of man is this, that even n winds and sea obey him?"

Jesus Heals Two Men with Demons

28 o And when he came to the other side, to the country of the Gadarenes, 5 two p demon-possessed 6 men met him, coming out of the tombs, so fierce that no one could pass that way. 29 And behold, they q cried out, "What have you to do with us, r O Son of God? Have you come here to torment us s before the time?" 30 Now a herd of many pigs was feeding at some distance from them. 31 And the demons begged him, saying, "If you cast us out, send us away into the herd of pigs." 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. 33 The herdsmen fled, and going into the city they told everything, especially what had happened to the t demon-possessed men. 34 And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus, and when they saw him, u they begged him to leave their region.

  1. Cross References
    Matthew 4:25
    And great crowds followed him from Galilee and the Decapolis, and from Jerusalem and Judea, and from beyond the Jordan.
  2. Cross References
    Matthew 8:2 - 4
    And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.
    Mark 1:40 - 44
    And a leper came to him, imploring him, and kneeling said to him, "If you will, you can make me clean.
    Luke 5:12 - 14
    While he was in one of the cities, there came a man full of leprosy. And when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged him, "Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.
  3. Cross References
    Matthew 18:26
    So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.
    Acts 10:25
    When Peter entered, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him.
  4. Cross References
    Matthew 8:2 - 4
    And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.
    Mark 1:40 - 44
    And a leper came to him, imploring him, and kneeling said to him, "If you will, you can make me clean.
    Luke 5:12 - 14
    While he was in one of the cities, there came a man full of leprosy. And when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged him, "Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.
  5. Cross References
    Matthew 9:30
    And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly w...
    Matthew 17:9
    And as they were coming down the mountain, Jesu...
    Mark 1:34
    And he healed many who were sick with various d...
    Mark 5:43
    And he strictly charged them that no one should...
    Mark 7:36
    And Jesus charged them to tell no one. But the ...
    Mark 8:26
    And he sent him to his home, saying, "Do not ev...
    Matthew 12:16
    And ordered them not to make him known.
  6. Cross References
    Luke 17:14
    When he saw them he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." And as they went they were cleansed.
  7. Cross References
    Leviticus 14:2 - 32
    This shall be the law of the leprous person for the day of his cleansing. He shall be brought to the priest.
  8. Cross References
    Matthew 10:18
    And you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them and the Gentiles.
    Matthew 24:14
    And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
    Mark 6:11
    And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.
    Luke 9:5
    And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them.
    James 5:3
    Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days.
  9. Cross References
    Matthew 8:5 - 13
    When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him.
    Luke 7:1 - 10
    After he had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum.
  10. Cross References
    Matthew 8:5 - 13
    When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him.
    Luke 7:1 - 10
    After he had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum.
  11. Cross References
    Psalms 107:20
    He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.
    Matthew 8:16
    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.
  12. Cross References
    Mark 6:6
    And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went about among the villages teaching.
  13. Cross References
    Matthew 9:2
    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.
  14. Cross References
    Luke 13:29
    And people will come from east and west, and from north and south, and recline at table in the kingdom of God.
    Ephesians 3:6
    This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
    Isaiah 59:19
    So they shall fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun; for he will come like a rushing stream, which the wind of the Lord drives.
    Malachi 1:11
    For from the rising of the sun to its setting my name will be great among the nations, and in every place incense will be offered to my name, and a pure offering. For my name will be great among the nations, says the Lord of hosts.
  15. Cross References
    Luke 13:28
    In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God but you yourselves cast out.
    Matthew 19:30
    But many who are first will be last, and the last first.
    Matthew 21:41
    They said to him, "He will put those wretches to a miserable death and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons.
    Matthew 21:43
    Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing its fruits.
  16. Cross References
    Matthew 22:13
    Then the king said to the attendants, 'Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
    Matthew 25:30
    And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
  17. Cross References
    Matthew 13:42
    And throw them into the fiery furnace. In that ...
    Matthew 13:50
    And throw them into the fiery furnace. In that ...
    Matthew 22:13
    Then the king said to the attendants, 'Bind him...
    Matthew 24:51
    And will cut him in pieces and put him with the...
    Matthew 25:30
    And cast the worthless servant into the outer d...
    Luke 13:28
    In that place there will be weeping and gnashin...
  18. Cross References
    Matthew 9:29
    Then he touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith be it done to you.
  19. Cross References
    John 4:53
    The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, "Your son will live." And he himself believed, and all his household.
    Matthew 9:22
    Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, "Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well." And instantly the woman was made well.
  20. Cross References
    Matthew 8:14 - 16
    And when Jesus entered Peter's house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever.
    Mark 1:29 - 34
    And immediately he left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
    Luke 4:38 - 41
    And he arose and left the synagogue and entered Simon's house. Now Simon's mother-in-law was ill with a high fever, and they appealed to him on her behalf.
  21. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 9:5
    Do we not have the right to take along a believing wife, as do the other apostles and the brothers of the Lord and Cephas?
  22. Cross References
    Matthew 8:14 - 17
    And when Jesus entered Peter's house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever.
    Mark 1:29 - 34
    And immediately he left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
    Luke 4:38 - 41
    And he arose and left the synagogue and entered Simon's house. Now Simon's mother-in-law was ill with a high fever, and they appealed to him on her behalf.
  23. Cross References
    Matthew 9:25
    But when the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose.
  24. Cross References
    Matthew 8:28
    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.
    Matthew 8:33
    The herdsmen fled, and going into the city they told everything, especially what had happened to the demon-possessed men.
    Matthew 4:24
    So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, epileptics, and paralytics, and he healed them.
  25. Cross References
    Matthew 8:8
    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.
  26. Cross References
    Matthew 1:22
    All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:
  27. Cross References
    Isaiah 53:4
    Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.
  28. Cross References
    Isaiah 53:4
    Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.
  29. Cross References
    Matthew 14:22
    Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.
    John 6:15 - 17
    Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself.
  30. Cross References
    Mark 4:35
    On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, "Let us go across to the other side.
    Luke 8:22
    One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, "Let us go across to the other side of the lake." So they set out.
  31. Cross References
    Matthew 8:19 - 22
    And a scribe came up and said to him, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.
    Luke 9:57 - 60
    As they were going along the road, someone said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go.
  32. Cross References
    Matthew 8:19 - 22
    And a scribe came up and said to him, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.
    Luke 9:57 - 62
    As they were going along the road, someone said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go.
  33. Cross References
    John 5:25
    Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.
  34. Cross References
    Matthew 8:23 - 27
    And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him.
    Mark 4:36 - 41
    And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him.
    Luke 8:22 - 25
    One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, "Let us go across to the other side of the lake." So they set out.
    John 6:16 - 21
    When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea.
  35. Cross References
    Matthew 8:23 - 27
    And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him.
    Mark 4:35 - 41
    On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, "Let us go across to the other side.
    Luke 8:22 - 25
    One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, "Let us go across to the other side of the lake." So they set out.
  36. Cross References
    John 4:6 - 7
    Jacob's well was there; so Jesus, wearied as he was from his journey, was sitting beside the well. It was about the sixth hour.
  37. Cross References
    Matthew 14:30
    But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord, save me.
  38. Cross References
    John 14:27
    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
  39. Cross References
    Matthew 6:30
    But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
  40. Cross References
    Psalms 104:6 - 7
    You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.
    Luke 4:39
    And he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her, and immediately she rose and began to serve them.
  41. Cross References
    Job 38:11
    And said, 'Thus far shall you come, and no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stayed'?
    Psalms 65:7
    Who stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples.
    Matthew 14:32
    And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.
  42. Cross References
    Mark 1:27
    And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, "What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.
  43. Cross References
    Luke 5:9
    For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken.
  44. Cross References
    Matthew 8:28 - 9:1
    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.
    Mark 5:1 - 21
    They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes.
    Luke 8:26 - 40
    Then they sailed to the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee.
  45. Cross References
    Matthew 8:16
    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.
    Revelation 18:2
    And he called out with a mighty voice, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place for demons, a haunt for every unclean spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast.
  46. Cross References
    Matthew 8:28 - 34
    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.
    Mark 5:1 - 21
    They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes.
    Luke 8:26 - 39
    Then they sailed to the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee.
  47. Cross References
    Mark 1:23 - 24
    And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And he cried out.
    Mark 1:26
    And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying out with a loud voice, came out of him.
    Luke 4:34
    "Ha! What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are - the Holy One of God."
    Acts 8:7
    For unclean spirits, crying out with a loud voice, came out of many who had them, and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed.
  48. Cross References
    Matthew 4:3
    And the tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.
    Matthew 4:6
    And said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, "'He will command his angels concerning you,' and "'On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.'
    Matthew 14:33
    And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God.
  49. Cross References
    Revelation 12:12
    Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!
  50. Cross References
    Matthew 8:16
    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.
  51. Cross References
    1 Kings 17:18
    And she said to Elijah, "What have you against me, O man of God? You have come to me to bring my sin to remembrance and to cause the death of my son!
    Luke 5:8
    But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
    Acts 16:39
    So they came and apologized to them. And they took them out and asked them to leave the city.
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