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Matthew 8 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Jesus Cleanses a Leper
Jesus Lord of All
(Mark 1:40–45; Luke 5:12–16 )

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:1 - When He had come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:2 - And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:3 - Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:4 - And Jesus said to him, “See that you tell no one; but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”
Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant
(Luke 7:1–10 )

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:5 - Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:6 - saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:7 - And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:8 - The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:9 - “For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:10 - When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:11 - “And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down 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 outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:13 - Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour.
Peter’s Mother-in-Law Healed
(Mark 1:29–31; Luke 4:38, 39 )

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:14 - Now when Jesus had come into Peter’s house, He saw his wife’s mother lying sick with a fever.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:15 - So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served them.[fn]
Many Healed After Sabbath Sunset
(Mark 1:32–34; Luke 4:40, 41 )

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:16 - When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:17 - that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:

“He Himself took our infirmities
And bore our sicknesses.”
[fn]
The Cost of Discipleship
(Luke 9:57–62 )

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:18 - And when Jesus saw great multitudes about Him, He gave a command to depart to the other side.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:19 - Then a certain scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:20 - And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:21 - Then another of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:22 - But Jesus said to him, “Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”
Wind and Wave Obey Jesus
(Mark 4:35–41; Luke 8:22–25 )

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:23 - Now when He got into a boat, His disciples followed Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:24 - And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:25 - Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:26 - But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:27 - So the men marveled, saying, “Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”
Two Demon-Possessed Men Healed
(Mark 5:1–20; Luke 8:26–39 )

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:28 - When He had come to the other side, to the country of the Gergesenes,[fn] there met Him two demon-possessed men, coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that no one could pass that way.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:29 - And suddenly they cried out, saying, “What have we to do with You, Jesus, You Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:30 - Now a good way off from them there was a herd of many swine feeding.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:31 - So the demons begged Him, saying, “If You cast us out, permit us to go away[fn] into the herd of swine.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:32 - And He said to them, “Go.” So when they had come out, they went into the herd of swine. And suddenly the whole herd of swine ran violently down the steep place into the sea, and perished in the water.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:33 - Then those who kept them fled; and they went away into the city and told everything, including what had happened to the demon-possessed men.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:34 - And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus. And when they saw Him, they begged Him to depart from their region.
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text and M-Text read Him.
Isaiah 53:4
NU-Text reads Gadarenes.
NU-Text reads send us.
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