C. The Continuation of the Ministry
1. Signs with Dispensational Significance
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.''