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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
MATTHEW

CHAPTER 8

C. The Continuation of the Ministry
8:1--9:34

1. Signs with Dispensational Significance
8:1-17


1 And when He 1came down from the amountain, great bcrowds followed Him.

2 aAnd behold, a 1bleper, coming near, 2cworshipped Him, saying, Lord, if You are willing, You can cleanse me.

3 And stretching out His hand, He 1atouched him, saying, I am willing; be cleansed! And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

4 And Jesus said to him, See that you tell ano one; but go, 1show yourself to the bpriest, and offer the cgift which Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.

5 aAnd when He entered into bCapernaum, a 1ccenturion came to Him, beseeching Him

6 And saying, Lord, my servant is lying in the house paralyzed, terribly tormented.

7 And He said to him, I will come and heal him.

8 But the centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not fit for You to enter under my roof; but only speak a aword, and my servant will be healed.

9 For I also am a man under 1authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my slave, Do this, and he does it.

10 Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those who followed, Truly I say to you, 1With no one in Israel have I found such great faith.

11 But I say to you that many will come 1afrom the east and the west and will recline at table with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the 2kingdom of the heavens,

12 But the 1sons of the kingdom will be acast out into the 2outer darkness. In that place there will be the 3bweeping and the gnashing of teeth.

13 And Jesus said to the centurion, Go. As you have believed, so be it adone to you. And his servant was healed in that bhour.

14 aAnd Jesus, coming into Peter's house, saw 1his bmother-in-law lying down and in a fever.

15 And He atouched her hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served Him.

16 And when evening fell, they brought to Him 1many who were demon possessed, and He cast out the spirits with a aword, and 1all those who were ill He healed,

17 So that what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet might be afulfilled, saying, 1b"He Himself took away our infirmities and cbore our diseases.''


2. The Way to Follow the King
8:18-22


18 Now when Jesus saw a crowd around Him, He gave orders to 1depart to the other side.

19 aAnd a scribe came near and said to Him, Teacher, I will 1follow You wherever You 2go.

20 And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of heaven have roosts, but the 1aSon of Man has 2nowhere to lay His head.

21 And another of the disciples said to Him, Lord, apermit me first to 1go and bury my father.

22 But Jesus said to him, aFollow Me, and let the 1bdead bury their own 1cdead.


3. The Authority of the King
8:23--9:8

a. Over the Winds and the Sea
8:23-27


23 aAnd when He stepped into the boat, His disciples followed Him.

24 And behold, there arose a great 1atempest in the sea, so that the boat was covered by the waves; but He was sleeping.

25 And they came near and roused Him, saying, Lord, asave us; we are perishing!

26 And He said to them, Why are you acowardly, you of blittle 1faith? Then He arose and 2crebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a 3great dcalm.

27 And the men marveled, saying, What kind of man is this that even the winds and the sea 1obey Him?


b. Over the Demons
8:28-34

28 aAnd when He came to the other side, into the region of the Gadarenes, two possessed by demons met Him, as they were coming out of the tombs, so exceedingly fierce that no one was able to pass by on that road.

29 And behold, they cried out, saying, 1aWhat do we have to do with You, 2bSon of God? Have You come here 3before the ctime to torment us?

30 Now there was, a good way off from them, a herd of many hogs feeding.

31 And the demons 1entreated Him, saying, If You cast us out, send us into the herd of hogs.

32 And He said to them, 1Go! And they came out and went into the hogs. And behold, the whole herd 2rushed down the steep slope into the sea, and they died in the waters.

33 And those who were feeding them fled and went away into the city and reported everything, including what had happened to those possessed by demons.

34 And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, they entreated Him to 1adepart from their borders.