Matthew Chapter 8
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2 Christ clenseth the leper, 5 healeth the Centurions seruant, 14 Peters mother in lawe, 16 and many other diseased: 18 Sheweth how he is to be followed: 23 stilleth the tempest on the Sea, 28 driueth the deuils out of two men possessed, 31 and suffereth them to goe into the swine.
When he was come downe from the Mountaine, great multitudes folowed him.
And behold, there came a leper, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, If thou wilt, thou canst make me cleane.2
And Iesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will, bee thou cleane. And immediately his leprosie was cleansed.
And Iesus saith vnto him, See thou tell no man, but go thy way, shew thy selfe to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimonie vnto them.4
¶ And when Iesus was entred into Capernaum, there came vnto him a Centurion, beseeching him,5
And saying, Lord, my seruant lieth at home sicke of the palsie, grieuously tormented.
And Iesus saith vnto him, I will come, and heale him.
The Centurion answered, and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come vnder my roofe: but speake the word onely, and my seruant shalbe healed.
For I am a man vnder authority, hauing souldiers vnder me: and I say to this man, Goe, and he goeth: and to another, Come, and he commeth: and to my seruant, Doe this, and he doth it.
When Iesus heard it, he marueiled, and said to them that followed, Uerely, I say vnto you, I haue not found so great faith, no not in Israel.
And I say vnto you, that many shall come from the East and West, and shal sit downe with Abraham, and Isaac, & Iacob, in the kingdome of heauen:
But the children of the kingdome shall be cast out into outer darkenesse: there shalbe weeping and gnashing of teeth.
And Iesus said vnto the Centurion, Go thy way, and as thou hast beleeued, so be it done vnto thee. And his seruant was healed in the self same houre.
¶ And when Iesus was come into Peters house, hee saw his wiues mother laid, and sicke of a feuer:14
And he touched her hand, and the feuer left her: and she arose, and ministred vnto them.
¶ When the Euen was come, they brought vnto him many that were possessed with deuils: and hee cast out the spirits with his worde, and healed all that were sicke,16
That it might be fulfilled which which was spoken by Esaias the Prophet, saying, Himselfe tooke our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.17
¶ Now when Iesus saw great multitudes about him, hee gaue commaundement to depart vnto the other side.
And a certaine Scribe came, and said vnto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoeuer thou goest.19
And Iesus saith vnto him, The Foxes haue holes, and the birds of the ayre haue nests: but the sonne of man hath not where to lay his head.
And another of his Disciples said vnto him, Lord, suffer me first to goe, and bury my father.
But Iesus said vnto him, Follow me, & let the dead, bury their dead.
¶ And when he was entred into a ship, his Disciples followed him.
And behold, there arose a great tempest in the Sea, insomuch that the ship was couered with the waues: but he was asleepe.24
And his Disciples came to him, and awoke, saying, Lord, saue vs: we perish.
And he saith vnto them, Why are yee fearefull, O yee of litle faith? Then hee arose, and rebuked the winds and the Sea, and there was a great calme.
But the men marueiled, saying, What maner of man is this, that euen the winds and the Sea obey him?
¶ And when hee was come to the other side, into the countrey of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with deuils, comming out of the tombes, exceeding fierce, so that no man might passe by that way.28
And behold, they cryed out, saying, What haue we to doe with thee, Iesus thou sonne of God? Art thou come hither to torment vs befor þe time?
And there was a good way off from them, an heard of many swine, feeding.
So the deuils besought him, saying, If thou cast vs out, suffer vs to goe away into the herd of swine.
And he said vnto them, Goe. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and behold, the whole herd of swine ranne violently downe a steepe place into the Sea, and perished in the waters.
And they that kept them, fled, and went their waies into the citie, and told euery thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the deuils.
And behold, the whole citie came out to meete Iesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that hee would depart out of their coasts.
Matthew Chapter 8 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
2 Mar.1.40. luke 5.12.
5 Luke 7.1.
14 Mar.1.29 luke 4.38.
16 Mar.1.32. luke 4.40.
17 Esai.53.4. 1.pet.2.24.
19 Luke 9.57.
24 Marke.4.37. luke 8.23.
28 Marke 5.1. luk. 8.16.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania