Matthew 8:1-17 World English Bible

Jesus Cleanses a Leper

8 1  When he came down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. 2  Behold, a leper came to him and worshiped him, saying, “Lord, if you want to, you can make me clean.” 3  Jesus stretched out his hand, and touched him, saying, “I want to. Be made clean.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4  Jesus said to him, “See that you tell nobody, but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”

A Centurion's Servant Healed

5  When he came into Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking him, 6  and saying, “Lord, my servant lies in the house paralyzed, grievously tormented.” 7  Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.” 8  The centurion answered, “Lord, I’m not worthy for you to come under my roof. Just say the word, and my servant will be healed. 9  For I am also a man under authority, having under myself soldiers. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and tell another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and tell my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” 10  When Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to those who followed, “Most certainly I tell you, I haven’t found so great a faith, not even in Israel. 11  I tell you that many will come from the east and the west, and will sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the Kingdom of Heaven, 12  but the children of the Kingdom will be thrown out into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” 13  Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way. Let it be done for you as you have believed.” His servant was healed in that hour.

Jesus Heals Peter's Mother-in-Law

14  When Jesus came into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother lying sick with a fever. 15  He touched her hand, and the fever left her. She got up and served him. [1] 16  When evening came, they brought to him many possessed with demons. He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick; 17  that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He took our infirmities, and bore our diseases.” [2]


[1] 8:15 TR reads “them” instead of “him”

[2] 8:17 Isaiah 53:4

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