Matthew 8:18-34 American Standard Version

The Would-be Followers of Jesus

18  Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandments to depart unto the other side. 19  And there came a scribe, and said unto him, Teacher, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. 20  And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven [have] nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. 21  And another of the disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. 22  But Jesus saith unto him, Follow me; and leave the dead to bury their own dead.

Jesus Calms a Storm

23  And when he was entered into a boat, his disciples followed him. 24  And behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the boat was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. 25  And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Save, Lord; we perish. 26  And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. 27  And the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?

The Gergesene Demoniacs

28  And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gadarenes, there met him two possessed with demons, coming forth out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man could pass by that way. 29  And behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? 30  Now there was afar off from them a herd of many swine feeding. 31  And the demons besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, send us away into the herd of swine. 32  And he said unto them, Go. And they came out, and went into the swine: and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep into the sea, and perished in the waters. 33  And they that fed them fled, and went away into the city, and told everything, and what was befallen to them that were possessed with demons. 34  And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought [him] that he would depart from their borders.

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