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The Cleansing of a Leper  Mt.8.1-4 (Galilee)[ Mt.8.1-4 → ] - Mk.1.40-45, Lk.5.12-16

1AFTER HE HAD COME DOWN from the hill he was followed by a great crowd. 2And now a leper The words leper, leprosy, as used in this translation, refer to some disfiguring skin disease which entailed ceremonial defilement. It is different from what is now called leprosy. approached him, bowed low, and said, 'Sir, if only you will, you can cleanse me.' 3Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him, and said, 'Indeed I will; be clean again.' And his leprosy was cured immediately. 4Then Jesus said to him, 'Be sure you tell nobody; but go and show yourself to the priest, and make the offering laid down by Moses for your cleansing; that will certify the cure.'

The Healing of a centurion's Servant  Mt.8.5-13 (Capernaum)[ Mt.8.5-13 → ] - Lk.7.1-10, Jn.4.43-54

5When he had entered Capernaum a centurion came up to ask his help. 6'Sir,' he said, 'a boy of mine lies at home paralysed and racked with pain.' 7Jesus said, 'I will come and cure him.' Or: Am I to come and cure him? 8But the centurion replied, 'Sir, who am I to have you under my roof? You need only say the word and the boy will be cured. 9I know, for I am myself under orders, with soldiers under me. I say to one, "Go", and he goes; to another, "Come here", and he comes; and to my servant, "Do this", and he does it.' 10Jesus heard him with astonishment, and said to the people who were following him, 'I tell you this: nowhere, even in Israel, have I found such faith.

11'Many, I tell you, will come from east and west to feast with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of Heaven. 12But those who were born to the kingdom will be driven out into the dark, the place of wailing and grinding of teeth.'

13Then Jesus said to the centurion, 'Go home now; because of your faith, so let it be.' At that moment the boy recovered.

The Healing of Many People  Mt.8.14-17 (Capernaum)[ Mt.8.14-17 → ] - Mk.1.29-34, Lk.4.38-41

14Jesus then went to Peter's house and found Peter's mother-in-law in bed with fever. 15So he took her by the hand; the fever left her, and she got up and waited on him.

16When evening fell, they brought to him many who were possessed by devils; and he drove the spirits out with a word and healed all who were ill, 17 [ Is.53.4. ] to make good the prophecy of Isaiah: 'He took away our illnesses and lifted our diseases from us.' Or: and bore the burden of our diseases.

The Would-be Followers of Jesus  Mt.8.18-22 (Capernaum)[ Mt.8.18-22 → ] - Lk.9.57-62

18AT THE SIGHT of the crowds surrounding him Jesus gave word to cross to the other shore. 19A doctor of the law came up, and said, 'Master, I will follow you wherever you go.' 20Jesus replied, 'Foxes have their holes, the birds their roosts; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.' 21Another man, one of his disciples, said to him, 'Lord, let me go and bury my father first.' 22Jesus replied, 'Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their dead.'

The Calming of a Storm  Mt.8.23-27 (Capernaum)[ Mt.8.23-27 → ] - Mk.4.35-41, Lk.8.22-25

23Jesus then got into the boat, and his disciples followed. 24All at once a great storm arose on the lake, till the waves were breaking right over the boat; but he went on sleeping. 25So they came and woke him up, crying: 'Save us. Lord; we are sinking!' 26'Why are you such cowards?' he said; 'how little faith you have!' Then he stood up and rebuked the wind and the sea, and there was a dead calm. 27The men were astonished at what had happened, and exclaimed, 'What sort of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?'

The Healing of the Gadarene Demoniacs  Mt.8.28-34 (Gergesa)[ Mt.8.28-34 → ] - Mk.5.1-20, Lk.8.26-39

28When he reached the other side, in the country of the Gadarenes, he was met by two men who came out from the tombs; they were possessed by devils, and so violent that no one dared pass that way. 29'You son of God,' they shouted, 'what do you want with us? Have you come here to torment us before our time?' 30In the distance a large herd of pigs was feeding; 31and the devils begged him: 'If you drive us out, send us into that herd of pigs.' 32'Begone', he said. Then they came out and went into the pigs; the whole herd rushed over the edge into the lake, and perished in the water.

33The men in charge of them took to their heels, and made for the town, where they told the whole story, and what had happened to the madmen. 34Thereupon the whole town came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw him they begged him to leave the district and go.

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