Matthew 8 Mace - When Jesus was come down from the mountain, a great



1 When Jesus was come down from the mountain, a great multitude followed him. 2 and there came a leper who threw himself at his feet, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
3 and Jesus held out his hand and touched him, saying, I will, be thou clean. and immediately he was cured of his leprosy. 4 and Jesus said to him, take care not to tell any man, but go thy way, shew thy self to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, that it may be a testimony against them.
5 When Jesus was entred into Capernaum, a centurion came and addressed himself to him, 6 saying, Lord, my servant lies sick at home grievously afflicted with the palsy,
7 and Jesus said to him, I will come and heal him.
8 the centurion answered, Lord, I am not worthy the honour of such a visit: do but give the word, and my servant is sav'd. 9 for I am a man under authority, having soldiers under my command: I bid this man, go, and he's gone: another, come, and he's here: and to my servant, do this, and it is done.
10 when Jesus heard it, he was surpriz'd, and said to his followers, I profess I have not met with such an instance of faith, no not in Israel. 11 and I declare unto you, that many shall come from the east and from the west, and shall sit at table with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob in the heavenly kingdom. 12 but the heirs to the kingdom shall be cast into the darkness without: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 13 and Jesus said to the centurion, go thy way, what you believed could be done, is effected for you. and his servant was healed in that very hour.
14 After this Jesus went to Peter's house, where seeing his wife's mother lying sick of a fever, 15 he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose and gave him entertainment. 16 in the evening they brought him several demoniacs: and he cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all that were sick: 17 whereby was fulfilled what Esaias the prophet said, "Himself took our infirmities, and bare, our diseases."
18 Now Jesus perceiving the crowd about him, gave orders to pass over to the other side of the lake. 19 when a certain scribe came to him, and said, Master, I will follow you where-ever you go.
20 Jesus replyed, the foxes have kennels, and the birds of the air have nests; but the son of man hath not where to lay his head.
21 another of his disciples said to him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
22 but Jesus said to him, follow me, and let the dead bury their dead.
23 When he went aboard the vessel, his disciples followed him. 24 and on a sudden so great a storm arose at sea, that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. 25 and his disciples came and awaked him, saying, Lord, save us: we are sinking.
26 and he answer'd, why are you afraid, o incredulous people? then he arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.
27 but the crew were all amaz'd; what is this man, said they, that even the winds and the sea obey him?
28 When he was arrived on the other side, in the country of the Gergesenes, two demoniacs met him starting out of the tombs with such fury, it was not safe for any body to pass that way. 29 and they roar'd out, Jesus, thou son of God, what injury have we done you? are you come here to torment us before the time?
30 and there was a considerable herd of swine feeding, at some distance from them. 31 So the devils entreated him, saying, if you force us out, suffer us to retire into the herd of swine.
32 and Jesus bad them go, accordingly they came out, and went into the herd of swine: and immediately the herd of swine ran furiously down a precipice into the sea, where they were all drown'd. 33 and they that kept them fled away into the town, and told the whole story of what had happen'd to the devils and their demoniacs. 34 whereupon the city went in a body to meet Jesus, and when they saw him they desir'd him to withdraw out of their country.