Matthew 8-9 Young’s Literal Translation

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Jesus Cleanses a Leper

8 1  And when he came down from the mount, great multitudes did follow him, 2  and lo, a leper having come, was bowing to him, saying, 'Sir, if thou art willing, thou art able to cleanse me;' 3  and having stretched forth the hand, Jesus touched him, saying, 'I will, be thou cleansed,' and immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4  And Jesus saith to him, 'See, thou mayest tell no one, but go, thyself shew to the priest, and bring the gift that Moses commanded for a testimony to them.'

A Centurion's Servant Healed

5  And Jesus having entered into Capernaum, there came to him a centurion calling upon him, 6  and saying, 'Sir, my young man hath been laid in the house a paralytic, fearfully afflicted,' 7  and Jesus saith to him, 'I, having come, will heal him.' 8  And the centurion answering said, 'Sir, I am not worthy that thou mayest enter under my roof, but only say a word, and my servant shall be healed; 9  for I also am a man under authority, having under myself soldiers, and I say to this one, Go, and he goeth, and to another, Be coming, and he cometh, and to my servant, Do this, and he doth 'it'.' 10  And Jesus having heard, did wonder, and said to those following, 'Verily I say to you, not even in Israel so great faith have I found; 11  and I say to you, that many from east and west shall come and recline (at meat) with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the reign of the heavens, 12  but the sons of the reign shall be cast forth to the outer darkness—there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth.' 13  And Jesus said to the centurion, 'Go, and as thou didst believe let it be to thee;' and his young man was healed in that hour.

Jesus Heals Peter's Mother-in-Law

14  And Jesus having come into the house of Peter, saw his mother-in-law laid, and fevered, 15  and he touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she arose, and was ministering to them. 16  And evening having come, they brought to him many demoniacs, and he did cast out the spirits with a word, and did heal all who were ill, 17  that it might be fulfilled that was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying, 'Himself took our infirmities, and the sicknesses he did bear.'

The Would-be Followers of Jesus

18  And Jesus having seen great multitudes about him, did command to depart to the other side; 19  and a certain scribe having come, said to him, 'Teacher, I will follow thee wherever thou mayest go;' 20  and Jesus saith to him, 'The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven places of rest, but the Son of Man hath not where he may lay the head.' 21  And another of his disciples said to him, 'Sir, permit me first to depart and to bury my father;' 22  and Jesus said to him, 'Follow me, and suffer the dead to bury their own dead.'

Jesus Calms a Storm

23  And when he entered into the boat his disciples did follow him, 24  and lo, a great tempest arose in the sea, so that the boat was being covered by the waves, but he was sleeping, 25  and his disciples having come to him, awoke him, saying, 'Sir, save us; we are perishing.' 26  And he saith to them, 'Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?' Then having risen, he rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm; 27  and the men wondered, saying, 'What kind—is this, that even the wind and the sea do obey him?'

The Gergesene Demoniacs

28  And he having come to the other side, to the region of the Gergesenes, there met him two demoniacs, coming forth out of the tombs, very fierce, so that no one was able to pass over by that way, 29  and lo, they cried out, saying, 'What—to us and to thee, Jesus, Son of God? didst thou come hither, before the time, to afflict us?' 30  And there was far off from them a herd of many swine feeding, 31  and the demons were calling on him, saying, 'If thou dost cast us forth, permit us to go away to the herd of the swine;' 32  and he saith to them, 'Go.' And having come forth, they went to the herd of the swine, and lo, the whole herd of the swine rushed down the steep, to the sea, and died in the waters, 33  and those feeding did flee, and, having gone to the city, they declared all, and the matter of the demoniacs. 34  And lo, all the city came forth to meet Jesus, and having seen him, they called on 'him' that he might depart from their borders.

Jesus Heals a Palsied Man

9 1  And having gone to the boat, he passed over, and came to his own city, 2  and lo, they were bringing to him a paralytic, laid upon a couch, and Jesus having seen their faith, said to the paralytic, 'Be of good courage, child, thy sins have been forgiven thee.' 3  And lo, certain of the scribes said within themselves, 'This one doth speak evil.' 4  And Jesus, having known their thoughts, said, 'Why think ye evil in your hearts? 5  for which is easier? to say, The sins have been forgiven to thee; or to say, Rise, and walk? 6  'But, that ye may know that the Son of Man hath power upon the earth to forgive sins—(then saith he to the paralytic)—having risen, take up thy couch, and go to thy house.' 7  And he, having risen, went to his house, 8  and the multitudes having seen, wondered, and glorified God, who did give such power to men.

The Call of Matthew

9  And Jesus passing by thence, saw a man sitting at the tax-office, named Matthew, and saith to him, 'Be following me,' and he, having risen, did follow him. 10  And it came to pass, he reclining (at meat) in the house, that lo, many tax-gatherers and sinners having come, were lying (at meat) with Jesus and his disciples, 11  and the Pharisees having seen, said to his disciples, 'Wherefore with the tax-gatherers and sinners doth your teacher eat?' 12  And Jesus having heard, said to them, 'They who are whole have no need of a physician, but they who are ill; 13  but having gone, learn ye what is, Kindness I will, and not sacrifice, for I did not come to call righteous men, but sinners, to reformation.'

The Question about Fasting

14  Then come to him do the disciples of John, saying, 'Wherefore do we and the Pharisees fast much, and thy disciples fast not?' 15  And Jesus said to them, 'Can the sons of the bride-chamber mourn, so long as the bridegroom is with them? but days shall come when the bridegroom may be taken from them, and then they shall fast. 16  'And no one doth put a patch of undressed cloth on an old garment, for its filling up doth take from the garment, and a worse rent is made. 17  'Nor do they put new wine into old skins, and if not—the skins burst, and the wine doth run out, and the skins are destroyed, but they put new wine into new skins, and both are preserved together.'

The Ruler's Daughter and the Woman Who Touched Jesus' Garment

18  While he is speaking these things to them, lo, a ruler having come, was bowing to him, saying that 'My daughter just now died, but, having come, lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.' 19  And Jesus having risen, did follow him, also his disciples, 20  and lo, a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, having come to him behind, did touch the fringe of his garments, 21  for she said within herself, 'If only I may touch his garment, I shall be saved.' 22  And Jesus having turned about, and having seen her, said, 'Be of good courage, daughter, thy faith hath saved thee,' and the woman was saved from that hour. 23  And Jesus having come to the house of the ruler, and having seen the minstrels and the multitude making tumult, 24  he saith to them, 'Withdraw, for the damsel did not die, but doth sleep,' and they were deriding him; 25  but, when the multitude was put forth, having gone in, he took hold of her hand, and the damsel arose, 26  and the fame of this went forth to all the land.

Two Blind Men Receive Sight

27  And Jesus passing on thence, two blind men followed him, calling and saying, 'Deal kindly with us, Son of David.' 28  And he having come to the house, the blind men came to him, and Jesus saith to them, 'Believe ye that I am able to do this?' They say to him, 'Yes, sir.' 29  Then touched he their eyes, saying, 'According to your faith let it be to you,' 30  and their eyes were opened, and Jesus strictly charged them, saying, 'See, let no one know;' 31  but they, having gone forth, did spread his fame in all that land.

A Dumb Man Speaks

32  And as they are coming forth, lo, they brought to him a man dumb, a demoniac, 33  and the demon having been cast out, the dumb spake, and the multitude did wonder, saying that 'It was never so seen in Israel:' 34  but the Pharisees said, 'By the ruler of the demons he doth cast out the demons.'

The Harvest Is Plenteous

35  And Jesus was going up and down all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the reign, and healing every sickness and every malady among the people. 36  And having seen the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, that they were faint and cast aside, as sheep not having a shepherd, 37  then saith he to his disciples, 'The harvest indeed 'is' abundant, but the workmen few; 38  beseech ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he may put forth workmen to His harvest.'

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