Matthew 8-9 Darby’s Translation

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Jesus Cleanses a Leper

8 1  And when he had come down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. 2  And behold, a leper came up to [him] and did him homage, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou art able to cleanse me. 3  And he stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, I will; be cleansed. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4  And Jesus says to him, See thou tell no man, but go, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift which Moses ordained, for a testimony to them.

A Centurion's Servant Healed

5  And when he had entered into Capernaum, a centurion came to him, beseeching him, 6  and saying, Lord, my servant lies paralytic in the house, suffering grievously. 7  And Jesus says to him, I will come and heal him. 8  And the centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not fit that thou shouldest enter under my roof; but only speak a word, and my servant shall be healed. 9  For I also am a man under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say to this [one], Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my bondman, Do this, and he does it. 10  And when Jesus heard it, he wondered, and said to those who followed, Verily I say unto you, Not even in Israel have I found so great faith. 11  But I say unto you, that many shall come from [the] rising and setting [sun], and shall lie down at table with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of the heavens; 12  but the sons of the kingdom shall be cast out into the outer darkness: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth. 13  And Jesus said to the centurion, Go, and as thou hast believed, be it to thee. And his servant was healed in that hour.

Jesus Heals Peter's Mother-in-Law

14  And when Jesus had come to Peter's house, he saw his mother-in-law laid down and in a fever; 15  and he touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she arose and served him. 16  And when the evening was come, they brought to him many possessed by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all that were ill; 17  so that that should be fulfilled which was spoken through Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities and bore our diseases.

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.

Jesus Heals a Palsied Man

9 1  And going on board the ship, he passed over and came to his own city. 2  And behold, they brought to him a paralytic, laid upon a bed; and Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, Be of good courage, child; thy sins are forgiven. 3  And behold, certain of the scribes said to themselves, This [man] blasphemes. 4  And Jesus, seeing their thoughts, said, Why do ye think evil things in your hearts? 5  For which is easier: to say, Thy sins are forgiven; or to say, Rise up and walk? 6  But that ye may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, (then he says to the paralytic,) Rise up, take up thy bed and go to thy house. 7  And he rose up and went to his house. 8  But the crowds seeing [it], were in fear, and glorified God who gave such power to men.

The Call of Matthew

9  And Jesus, passing on thence, saw a man sitting at the tax-office, called Matthew, and says to him, Follow me. And he rose up and followed him. 10  And it came to pass, as he lay at table in the house, that behold, many tax-gatherers and sinners came and lay at table with Jesus and his disciples. 11  And the Pharisees seeing [it], said to his disciples, Why does your teacher eat with tax-gatherers and sinners? 12  But [Jesus] hearing it, said, They that are strong have not need of a physician, but those that are ill. 13  But go and learn what [that] is—I will have mercy and not sacrifice; for I have not come to call righteous [men] but sinners.

The Question about Fasting

14  Then come to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees often fast, but thy disciples fast not? 15  And Jesus said to them, Can the sons of the bridechamber mourn so long as the bridegroom is with them? But days will come when the bridegroom will have been taken away from them, and then they will fast. 16  But no one puts a patch of new cloth on an old garment, for its filling up takes from the garment and a worse rent takes place. 17  Nor do men put new wine into old skins, otherwise the skins burst and the wine is poured out, and the skins will be 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  As he spoke these things to them, behold, a ruler coming in did homage to him, saying, My daughter has by this died; but come and lay thy hand upon her and she shall live. 19  And Jesus rose up and followed him, and [so did] his disciples. 20  And behold, a woman, who had had a bloody flux [for] twelve years, came behind and touched the hem of his garment; 21  for she said within herself, If I should only touch his garment I shall be healed. 22  But Jesus turning and seeing her, said, Be of good courage, daughter; thy faith has healed thee. And the woman was healed from that hour. 23  And when Jesus was come to the house of the ruler, and saw the flute-players and the crowd making a tumult, 24  he said, Withdraw, for the damsel is not dead, but sleeps. And they derided him. 25  But when the crowd had been put out, he went in and took her hand; and the damsel rose up. 26  And the fame of it went out into all that land.

Two Blind Men Receive Sight

27  And as Jesus passed on thence, two blind [men] followed him, crying and saying, Have mercy on us, Son of David. 28  And when he was come to the house, the blind [men] came to him. And Jesus says to them, Do ye believe that I am able to do this? They say to him, Yea, Lord. 29  Then he touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith, be it unto you. 30  And their eyes were opened; and Jesus charged them sharply, saying, See, let no man know it. 31  But they, when they were gone out, spread his name abroad in all that land.

A Dumb Man Speaks

32  But as these were going out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed by a demon. 33  And the demon having been cast out, the dumb spake. And the crowds were astonished, saying, It has never been seen thus in Israel. 34  But the Pharisees said, He casts out the demons through the prince of the demons.

The Harvest Is Plenteous

35  And Jesus went round all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the glad tidings of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every bodily weakness. 36  But when he saw the crowds he was moved with compassion for them, because they were harassed, and cast away as sheep not having a shepherd. 37  Then saith he to his disciples, The harvest [is] great and the workmen [are] few; 38  supplicate therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth workmen unto his harvest.

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