1 When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed Him. 2 And a leper came up to Him, and prostrated himself before Him, and said, "Lord, if you choose to, you can cure me."
3 Then He put out His hand and touched him, and said, "I do choose to; be cured." And at once his leprosy was cured. 4 Then Jesus said to him, "See that you tell nobody, but go, show yourself to the priest, and, to testify to the people, make the offering that Moses prescribed."
5 When He got back to Capernaum, a Roman military captain came up to Him and kept begging Him, 6 "Lord, my servant-boy is at home bedridden with paralysis and suffering terrible tortures!"
7 He said to him, "I will come and cure him."
8 But the captain answered, "I am not fit for you to come under my roof, but simply speak the word, and my servant-boy will be cured. 9 For I, too, am under authority of others, and have soldiers under me, and I order this one to go, and he goes, another to come, and he comes, my slave-boy to do this, and he does it."
10 When Jesus heard it, He was astounded, and said to His followers, "I solemnly say to you, I have not found, in a single case among the Jews, so great faith as this. 11 I tell you, many will come from the east and from the west and take their seats at the feast with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, 'in the kingdom of heaven, 12 while the heirs of the kingdom will be turned out into the darkness outside, where they will be weeping and grinding their teeth." 13 Then Jesus said to the captain, "Go; it must be done for you as you have believed." And his servant-boy was cured that very hour.
14 When He went into Peter's house, He saw his mother-in-law lying in bed sick with fever. 15 He touched her hand, the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on Him. 16 When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were under the power of demons, and at a mere word He drove the spirits out, and cured all who were sick, 17 and so fulfilled what was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, "He took our sicknesses and bore away our diseases."
18 Now Jesus, because He saw a crowd about Him, gave orders to cross to the other side. 19 And a scribe came up and said to Him, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you may go."
20 And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, even wild birds have roosts, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."
21 Another of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, let me first go back and bury my father."
22 And Jesus said to him, "Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead."
23 And He got into a boat, and His disciples went with Him. 24 And suddenly a furious storm came up, so that the boat was being covered over by the bursting billows, but He kept on sleeping. 25 So they went to Him and woke Him up, and said, "Lord, save us; we are going down!"
26 And He said to them, "Why are you afraid, O you with little faith?" Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.
27 And the men were dumbfounded, and said, "What sort of man is this, for even the winds and the sea obey Him!"
28 When He reached the other side, in the district of Gadara, there faced Him two men, who were under the power of demons, who were just coming out from the tombs. They were such terrors that nobody could pass that way. 29 And they suddenly screamed, "What do you want of us, you Son of God? Have you come here before the appointed time to torture us?"
30 Now there was not far from there a large drove of hogs feeding. 31 And the demons kept begging Him and saying, "If you are going to drive us out, send us into the drove of hogs."
32 And He said to them, "Be gone!" And they went out of the men and got into the hogs, and suddenly the whole drove, in a stampede, rushed over the cliff into the sea, and died in the water. 33 And the men who fed them fled, and went off to the town, and told it all, and what occurred to the two men who were under the power of demons. 34 And suddenly all the town turned out to meet Jesus, and as soon as they saw Him, they begged Him to move on and leave their neighborhood.