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Matthew 8 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Jesus Cleanses a Leper

(Mar 1:40–45; Luk 5:12–16 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:1 -

Now when [fn]Jesus came down from the [fn]mountain, [fn]large crowds followed Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:2 - And behold, a leper came to Him and [fn]was bowing down before Him, and said, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:3 - And Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:4 - And Jesus *said to him, “See that you tell no one; but go, show yourself to the priest and present the [fn]offering that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”

The Centurion’s Faith

(Luk 7:1–10 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:5 -

And when [fn]Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:6 - and saying, “[fn]Lord, my [fn]servant is [fn]lying paralyzed at home, fearfully tormented.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:7 - And Jesus *said to him, “I will come and heal him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:8 - But the centurion said, “[fn]Lord, I am not good enough for You to come under my roof, but just [fn]say the word, and my [fn]servant will be healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:9 - “For I also am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to this man, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:10 - Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those who were following, “Truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith [fn]with anyone in Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:11 - “And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and [fn]recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:12 - but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:13 - And Jesus said to the centurion, “Go; [fn]it shall be done for you as you have believed.” And the [fn]servant was healed that very [fn]moment.

Peter’s Mother-In-Law and Many Others Healed

(Mar 1:29–31; Luk 4:38, 39 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:14 -

When Jesus came into Peter’s [fn]home, He saw his mother-in-law lying sick in bed with a fever.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:15 - And He touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she got up and began [fn]waiting on Him.
(Mar 1:32–34; Luk 4:40, 41 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:16 - Now when evening came, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed; and He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were ill
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:17 - in order to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying, “HE HIMSELF TOOK OUR INFIRMITIES AND [fn]CARRIED AWAY OUR DISEASES.”

The Cost of Following Jesus

(Luk 9:57–62 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:18 -

Now when Jesus saw a crowd around Him, He gave orders to depart to the other side of the sea.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:19 - Then a scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:20 - And Jesus *said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the [fn]air have [fn]nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:21 - And another of the disciples said to Him, “Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:22 - But Jesus *said to him, “Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead.”

Jesus Calms a Storm

(Mar 4:35–41; Luk 8:22–25 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:23 -

And when He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:24 - And behold, there arose [fn]a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was sleeping.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:25 - And they came to Him and got Him up, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:26 - And He *said to them, “Why are you so cowardly, you men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and [fn]it became perfectly calm.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:27 - And the men marveled, and said, “What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”

Jesus Saves Men from Demons

(Mar 5:1–20; Luk 8:26–39 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:28 -

And when He came to the other side, into the region of the Gadarenes, two men who were demon-possessed met Him as they were coming out of the tombs. They were so extremely violent that no one could pass by that way.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:29 - And behold, they cried out, saying, “[fn]What do we have to do with You, Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the [fn]time?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:30 - Now there was a herd of many swine feeding at a distance from them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:31 - And the demons began to plead with Him, saying, “If You are going to cast us out, send us into the herd of swine.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:32 - And He said to them, “Go!” And coming out, they went into the swine; and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea and perished in the waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:33 - Now the herdsmen ran away, and went to the city and reported everything, [fn]including what had happened to the demoniacs.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:34 - And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, they pleaded with Him to leave their region.
LSB Footnotes
Lit He
Or hill
Lit many
Or worshiped
Lit gift
Lit He
Or Sir
Lit boy
Lit thrown down
Or Sir
Lit say with a word
Lit boy
One early ms not even in Israel
Or dine
Or let it be done; Gr imperative
Lit boy
Lit hour
Or house
Or serving Him
Or removed
Or sky
Or roosting places
Lit a shaking
Lit a great calm occurred
Lit What is to us and to you (a Heb idiom)
Appointed time of judgment
Lit and the things of
See the LSB Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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