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Matthew 8 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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A Man Cleansed
(Mar 1:40–45; Luk 5:12–16 )
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When he came down from the mountain, large crowds followed him.

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Right away a man with leprosy[fn] came up and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”

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Reaching out his hand, Jesus touched him, saying, “I am willing; be made clean.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

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Then Jesus told him, “See that you don’t tell anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”

A Centurion’s Faith
(Luk 7:1–10 )
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When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, pleading with him,

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“Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, in terrible agony.”

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He said to him, “Am I to come and heal him? ”[fn]

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“Lord,” the centurion replied, “I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed.

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“For I too am a man under authority, having soldiers under my command.[fn] I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this! ’ and he does it.”

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Hearing this, Jesus was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with so great a faith.

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“I tell you that many will come from east and west to share the banquet[fn] with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.

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“But the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

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Then Jesus told the centurion, “Go. As you have believed, let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that very moment.[fn]

Healings at Capernaum
(Mar 1:29–31; Luk 4:38, 39 )
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Jesus went into Peter’s house and saw his mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever.

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So he touched her hand, and the fever left her. Then she got up and began to serve him.

(Mar 1:32–34; Luk 4:40, 41 )
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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,

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so that what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:

He himself took our weaknesses

and carried our diseases.

The Cost of Following Jesus
(Luk 9:57–62 )
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When Jesus saw a large crowd[fn] around him, he gave the order to go to the other side of the sea.

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A scribe approached him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.”

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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.”

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“Lord,” another of his disciples said, “first let me go bury my father.”

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

Wind and Waves Obey Jesus
(Mar 4:35–41; Luk 8:22–25 )
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As he got into the boat, his disciples followed him.

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Suddenly, a violent storm arose on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves ​— ​but Jesus kept sleeping.

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So the disciples came and woke him up, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to die! ”

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He said to them, “Why are you afraid, you of little faith? ” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.

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The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the sea obey him! ”

Demons Driven Out by Jesus
(Mar 5:1–20; Luk 8:26–39 )
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When he had come to the other side, to the region of the Gadarenes,[fn] two demon-possessed men met him as they came out of the tombs. They were so violent that no one could pass that way.

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Suddenly they shouted, “What do you have to do with us,[fn] Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time? ”

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A long way off from them, a large herd of pigs was feeding.

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“If you drive us out,” the demons begged him, “send us into the herd of pigs.”

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“Go! ” he told them. So when they had come out, they entered the pigs, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea and perished in the water.

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Then the men who tended them fled. They went into the city and reported everything, especially what had happened to those who were demon-possessed.

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At that, the whole town went out to meet Jesus. When they saw him, they begged him to leave their region.

CSB Footnotes
Gk lepros ; a term for various skin diseases, also in v. 3; see Lv 13–14
Or “I will come and heal him.”
Lit under me
Lit recline at the table
Or that hour ; lit very hour
Other mss read saw large crowds
Other mss read Gergesenes
Other mss add Jesus

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