Matthew 8:18-34 Darby’s Translation

The Would-be Followers of Jesus

18  And Jesus, seeing great crowds around him, commanded to depart to the other side. 19  And a scribe came up and said to him, Teacher, I will follow thee whithersoever thou mayest go. 20  And Jesus says to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven roosting-places; but the Son of man has not where he may lay his head. 21  But another of his disciples said to him, Lord, suffer me first to go away and bury my father. 22  But Jesus said to him, Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.

Jesus Calms a Storm

23  And he went on board ship and his disciples followed him; 24  and behold, [the water] became very agitated on the sea, so that the ship was covered by the waves; but he slept. 25  And the disciples came and awoke him, saying, Lord save: we perish. 26  And he says to them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then, having arisen, he rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. 27  But the men were astonished, saying, What sort [of man] is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?

The Gergesene Demoniacs

28  And there met him, when he came to the other side, to the country of the Gergesenes, two possessed by demons, coming out of the tombs, exceeding dangerous, so that no one was able to pass by that way. 29  And behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Son of God? hast thou come here before the time to torment us? 30  Now there was, a great way 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 to them, Go. And they, going out, departed into the herd of swine; and lo, the whole herd [of swine] rushed down the steep slope into the sea, and died in the waters. 33  But they that fed them fled, and went away into the city and related everything, and what had happened as to those possessed by demons. 34  And behold, the whole city went out to meet Jesus; and when they saw him, they begged [him] to go away out of their coasts.


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