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Matthew 8

Cleansing a Leper

1 Now when he came down from the mountain, [a] great crowd followed him. 2 And behold [a] leper, having come, prostrated himself before him saying: Lord, if you wish [it], you are able to cleanse me. 3 And stretching out his hand he grasped him saying: I wish [it], be cleansed. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4 And Jesus says to him: See that you speak to no one, but be going [and] show yourself to the priest, and bring the gift1 prescribed by Moses, for a witness to them.

Healing the Centurion's Servant

5 Now when he came into Capernaum [there] came to him [a] centurion calling to him 6 and saying: Lord, my child is stricken paralytic in my house, terribly put to the test. 7 And he says to him: I, having come, will heal him. 8 But the centurion answering him said: Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof, but only say [the] word, and my child will be cured. 9 For I also am [a] man under authority2, having soldiers under me, and I say to this [one]: Be going, and he goes, and to another: Be coming, and he comes, and to my slave: Do this, and he does [it]. 10 Now having heard [this] Jesus was amazed and said to his followers: Truly I say to you, in Israel I have not found such faith3. 11 And I say to you that many from east and west will have come and will recline with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of the heavens. 12 But the sons of the kingdom will be thrown out into the outer darkness, [where] there will be weeping and gnashing4 of teeth. 13 And Jesus said to the centurion: Be going, as you have believed it is come to pass for you. And the child was healed in that hour5.

Healings at Peter's House

14 And Jesus having come to the house of Peter, he saw his mother-in-law stricken and feverish. 15 And he grasped her hand, and the fever left her, and she arose and served him. 16 Now [that] evening, it came to pass they brought to him demon-possessed, and he threw out the spirits with [a] word, and all those having [it] evil-ly he healed, 17 in order that what was said through Isaiah the prophet be fulfilled saying6:
He took our weakness and bore our sicknesses.

Challenging Professed Followers

18 So Jesus having seen [the] crowd around him, he called [for them] to withdraw to the other side. 19 And, coming to him, [one] of the scribes said to him: Teacher, I will follow you wherever you be going. 20 And Jesus says to him: The foxes have lairs and the birds of heaven [have] nests, but the son of man has nowhere he may lay his head. 21 Then another of the disciples said to him: Permit me first to go and bury my father. 22 But Jesus says to him: Be following me, and let the dead bury their own dead.

Stilling of a Storm

23 And when he entered into the boat, his disciples followed him. 24 And behold [a] great shaking began in the sea, so that the boat is covered by the waves. And he was sleeping. 25 And having come they roused him saying: Lord, save us, we are perishing. 26 And he says to them: What sort of cowards are you, [you] little-faiths? And having roused himself he rebuked the winds and the sea, and there came about [a] great calm. 27 And the men marveled, saying: Whence is this [man], that both the winds and the sea obey him?

Healing the Gadarene Demoniacs

28 And when he came to the other side to the land of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed met him coming out from among the grave-markers, [being] very hostile, so that no one was mighty [enough] to come through that road. 29 And behold they cried out saying: What [is common] to us and to you, O son of God? Have you thus come before the time7 to torture us? 30 Now there was afar off from them [a] herd of many pigs grazing. 31 So the demons were crying out to him saying: If you cast us out, send us into the herd of pigs. 32 And he said to them: Be going. So having gone out they withdrew into the pigs. And behold all the herd rushed headlong down the bank into the waters. 33 Now those grazing [the pigs] fled, and having withdrawn into the city [they] reported everything also [pertaining to] the demon possessed. 34 And behold all the city came out to meet Jesus, and having seen him they called out to him that he move on from their region.

1or "offering"

2"under authority" WK; "appointed by authority" ℵB

3text: ℵH most vg; "with none have I found such belief in Israel" WB few

4or "snarling," "biting," "grinding"

5"hour" ℵBvgKH; "day" W few


7KAIROS (καιρoς ) `opportune time', `proper time', `season'