Matthew 8

MNT(i) 1 As he went down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. 2 And behold! a leper came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord if you choose, you can make me clean." 3 Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him "I do choose," he said, "become clean," and immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy. 4 Jesus said to him, "See that you tell no one, but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift which Moses commanded, as an evidence to them." 5 When he entered Capernaum, an army captain came, and entered him, 6 saying, "Lord, my slave at home is lying ill with paralysis, in terrible agony." 7 "I will come and heal him," said Jesus. 8 "Lord, "said the captain in reply, "I am not worthy to have you under my roof, but speak the word only, and my slave will be cured, 9 "For I myself also am a man under authority, and I have soldiers under me. To one man I say 'Go,' and he goes; to another, 'Come,' and he comes; and to my slave, 'Do this,' and he does it." 10 As Jesus listened to this reply he was astonished, and said to those who followed him. "In solemn truth I tell you that I have found faith like this in any Israelite. 11 "I tell you that many will come from the east and from the west, and sit down with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. 12 "but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness; there will be the wailing and the gnashing of teeth." 13 Then Jesus said to the captain. "Go! As you have believed, so be it unto you." And his slave was healed in that very hour. 14 When Jesus came into Peter's house, he found his wife's mother prostrated with fever. 15 He touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she arose and waited upon him. 16 At evening-time they brought to him many demoniacs. He cast out the demons with a word, and healed all who were ill, 17 that the word spoken through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, He took upon himself our weaknesses, and bore the burden of our diseases. 18 When Jesus saw the great crowds about him, he had given directions to cross to the other side, 19 when a Scribe came up and said to him, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go!" 20 "Foxes have their holes," answered Jesus, "and wild birds their roosting-places, but the Son of man has not where to lay his head." 21 Another of his disciples said to him, "Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father," 22 "Follow me," Jesus said to him, "and leave the dead to bury their own dead." 23 Then he went in board a fishing-boat, his disciples accompanying him; 24 and behold, a sudden storm arose on the sea, so that the boat began to be buried by the waves. 25 But he was asleep. And they came and woke him, saying. "Lord save us! We are drowning!" 26 "Why are you afraid?" he said, "you men of little faith!" Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there came a great calm. 27 But the men were amazed, saying, "What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?" 28 When he arrived on the other side, in the country of the Gadarenes, he was met by two demoniacs who were coming out of the tombs. They were so violently fierce that no one dared pass along that road. 29 "You Son of God," they shouted, "what have you to do with us? Are you come to torment us before the time?" 30 Now there was, at some distance from them, a herd of many swine feeding; 31 and the demons began entreating him. "If you are driving us out," they said, "send us into the herd of swine." 32 He answered, "Go!" So they came out of the men, and went into the swine, and behold! the entire herd rushed headlong down from the cliff into the sea, and perished in the water. 33 The swineherds fled. They went away into the city and told all about it, and what had befallen the demoniacs. 34 At once all the citizens came out to meet Jesus; and when they had seen him, they begged him to move away from their country.