Matthew 9:18-38 New American Standard Bible

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

18  While He was saying these things to them, a synagogue official came and bowed down before Him, and said , "My daughter has just died ; but come and lay Your hand on her, and she will live ." 19  Jesus got up and began to follow him, and so did His disciples . 20  And a woman who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years , came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His cloak ; 21  for she was saying to herself , "If I only touch His garment , I will get well ." 22  But Jesus turning and seeing her said , "Daughter , take courage ; your faith has made you well ." At once e the woman was made well . 23  When Jesus came into the official's house , and saw the flute-players and the crowd in noisy disorder , 24  He said , "Leave ; for the girl has not died , but is asleep ." And they began laughing at Him. 25  But when the crowd had been sent out, He entered and took her by the hand , and the girl got up. 26  This news spread throughout all that land .

Two Blind Men Receive Sight

27  As Jesus went on from there , two blind men followed Him, crying out, "Have mercy on us, Son of David !" 28  When He entered the house , the blind men came up to Him, and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this ?" They said to Him, "Yes , Lord ." 29  Then He touched their eyes , saying , "It shall be done to you according to your faith ." 30  And their eyes were opened . And Jesus sternly warned them: "See that no one knows about this!" 31  But they went out and spread the news about Him throughout all that land .

A Dumb Man Speaks

32  As they were going out, a mute , demon-possessed man was brought to Him. 33  After the demon was cast out, the mute man spoke ; and the crowds were amazed , and were saying , " Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel ." 34  But the Pharisees were saying , "He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons ."

The Harvest Is Plenteous

35  Jesus was going through all the cities and villages , teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom , and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness . 36  Seeing the people , He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without e a shepherd . 37  Then He said to His disciples , " The harvest is plentiful , but the workers are few . 38  "Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest ."

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