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Matthew 8:1–17

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Matthew 8

1When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him.
2And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.”
3And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
4And Jesus said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a proof to them.”
5When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him,
6“Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering terribly.”
7And he said to him, “I will come and heal him.”
8But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed.
9For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’and he comes, and to my servant, ‘Do this,’and he does it.”
10When Jesus heard this, he marveled and said to those who followed him, “Truly, I tell you, with no one in Israel have I found such faith.
11I tell you, many will come from east and west and recline at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven,
12while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
13And to the centurion Jesus said, “Go; let it be done for you as you have believed.” And the servant was healed at that very moment.
14And when Jesus entered Peter’s house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever.
15He touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she rose and began to serve him.
16That evening they brought to him many who were oppressed by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick.
17This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: “He took our illnesses and bore our diseases.”