Mateus 8

1 WHEN Jesus had come down from the mountain, great crowds followed him.

2 And a leper came up and bowed before him, and said, "Sir, if you have the will, you have power to make me clean."

3 Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him and said, "I have the will, be cleansed." Instantly his leprosy was cleansed away.

4 Jesus said to him, "Be sure and do not say a word to any one, but go and show yourself to the priest and offer the gift which Moses prescribed as evidence for them."

5 When Jesus had entered Capernaum there came to him a Centurion who implored his help.

6 "Sir," he said, "my servant lies in my house a paralytic, in great distress."

7 Jesus said to him, "I will come and heal him."

8 The Centurion answered, "Sir, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but just speak the word and my servant will be cured.

9 For I am a man, \'97 under authority, \'97 with 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 When Jesus heard this, he was astonished and said, "Truly I tell you, I have not found so great faith on the part of any one in Israel.

11 I tell you many will come from the east and from the west and will recline at table with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.

12 But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the darkness outside. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth."

13 Then Jesus said to the Centurion, "Go. As you have believed, so be it to you." His servant was healed that very hour.

14 When Jesus entered the house of Peter, he saw his wife's mother lying sick with fever.

15 He touched her hand and the fever left her. Then she arose and waited upon him.

16 When evening came, they brought to him many demoniacs and he cast out the spirits by a word, and all their sick he healed.

17 This was in order to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, "He took our weaknesses and bore away our diseases."

18 When Jesus saw a crowd around him, he gave directions to go over to the other side of the lake.

19 Then a certain scribe came to him and said, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go."

20 Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have coverts, but the Son of Man has not where to lay his head."

21 Another of his disciples said to him, "Sir, let me first go and bury my father."

22 But Jesus said to him, "Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead."

23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him.

24 Soon a great storm broke on the lake so that the boat was hidden under the waves; but he was sleeping.

25 His disciples came to him and woke him and said, "Master, save us. We are going down."

26 But he said, "Why are you frightened, you men of little faith?" Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the lake, and there was a great calm.

27 The men were astonished and said, "What sort of a person is this, whom even the winds and the lake obey?"

28 When he arrived at the other side, the country of the Gadarenes, there met him two demoniacs coming out of the tombs. They were very fierce, so that no one was able to pass along that road.

29 Suddenly they shouted, "Son of God, what have you to do with us? Have you come here to torment us before the time?"

30 There was far off from them a herd of many swine feeding.

31 The demons begged him, "If you cast us out, send us into the herd of swine."

32 He said to them, "Go." So they went out and entered into the swine. Then suddenly the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and died in the waves.

33 The herdsmen fled and went away to the town and told everything, including what had happened to the demoniacs.

34 Then at once all the town came out to meet Jesus, and when they saw him they begged him to depart from their neighborhood.