8 After he came down from the mountain, large crowds followed him. 2 And a leper 1 approached, and bowed low before him, saying, 2 “Lord, if 3 you are willing, you can make me clean.” 3 He stretched out his hand and touched 4 him saying, “I am willing. Be clean!” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4 Then Jesus said to him, “See that you do not speak to anyone, 5 but go, show yourself to a priest, and bring the offering 6 that Moses commanded, 7 as a testimony to them.” 8
5 When he entered Capernaum, 9 a centurion 10 came to him asking for help: 11 6 “Lord, 12 my servant 13 is lying at home paralyzed, in terrible anguish.” 7 Jesus 14 said to him, “I will come and heal him.” 8 But the centurion replied, 15 “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. Instead, just say the word and my servant will be healed. 9 For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. 16 I say to this one, ‘Go’ and he goes, 17 and to another ‘Come’ and he comes, and to my slave 18 ‘Do this’ and he does it.” 19 10 When 20 Jesus heard this he was amazed and said to those who followed him, “I tell you the truth, 21 I have not found such faith in anyone in Israel! 11 I tell you, many will come from the east and west to share the banquet 22 with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob 23 in the kingdom of heaven, 12 but the sons of the kingdom will be thrown out into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” 24 13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go; just as you believed, it will be done for you.” And the servant 25 was healed at that hour.
14 Now 26 when Jesus entered Peter’s house, he saw his mother-in-law lying down, 27 sick with a fever. 15 He touched her hand, and the fever left her. Then 28 she got up and began to serve them. 16 When it was evening, many demon-possessed people were brought to him. He drove out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick. 29 17 In this way what was spoken by Isaiah the prophet was fulfilled: 30
“He took our weaknesses and carried our diseases.” 31
18 Now when Jesus saw a large crowd 32 around him, he gave orders to go to the other side of the lake. 33 19 Then 34 an expert in the law 35 came to him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” 36 20 Jesus said to him, “Foxes have dens, and the birds in the sky 37 have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” 38 21 Another 39 of the 40 disciples said to him, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” 22 But Jesus said to him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.” 41
23 As he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. 42 24 And a great storm developed on the sea so that the waves began to swamp the boat. But he was asleep. 25 So they came 43 and woke him up saying, “Lord, save us! We are about to die!” 26 But 44 he said to them, “Why are you cowardly, you people of little faith?” Then he got up and rebuked 45 the winds and the sea, 46 and it was dead calm. 27 And the men 47 were amazed and said, 48 “What sort of person is this? Even the winds and the sea obey him!” 49
28 When he came to the other side, to the region of the Gadarenes, 50 two demon-possessed men coming from the tombs met him. They were extremely violent, so that no one was able to pass by that way. 29 They 51 cried out, “Son of God, leave us alone! 52 Have you come here to torment us before the time?” 53 30 A 54 large herd of pigs was feeding some distance from them. 31 Then the demons begged him, 55 “If you drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs.” 32 And he said, 56 “Go!” So 57 they came out and went into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep slope into the lake and drowned in the water. 33 The 58 herdsmen ran off, went into the town, 59 and told everything that had happened to the demon-possessed men. 34 Then 60 the entire town 61 came out to meet Jesus. And when they saw him, they begged him to leave their region.
9 After getting into a boat he crossed to the other side and came to his own town. 1 2 Just then 2 some people 3 brought to him a paralytic lying on a stretcher. 4 When Jesus saw their 5 faith, he said to the paralytic, “Have courage, son! Your sins are forgiven.” 6 3 Then 7 some of the experts in the law 8 said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming!” 9 4 When Jesus saw their reaction he said, “Why do you respond with evil in your hearts? 5 Which is easier, 10 to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven’ or to say, ‘Stand up and walk’? 6 But so that you may know 11 that the Son of Man 12 has authority on earth to forgive sins” – then he said to the paralytic 13 – “Stand up, take your stretcher, and go home.” 14 7 And he stood up and went home. 15 8 When 16 the crowd saw this, they were afraid 17 and honored God who had given such authority to men. 18
9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax booth. 19 “Follow me,” he said to him. And he got up and followed him. 10 As 20 Jesus 21 was having a meal 22 in Matthew’s 23 house, many tax collectors 24 and sinners came and ate with Jesus and his disciples. 11 When the Pharisees 25 saw this they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 26 12 When 27 Jesus heard this he said, “Those who are healthy don’t need a physician, but those who are sick do. 28 13 Go and learn what this saying means: ‘I want mercy and not sacrifice.’ 29 For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
14 Then John’s 30 disciples came to Jesus 31 and asked, “Why do we and the Pharisees 32 fast often, 33 but your disciples don’t fast?” 15 Jesus said to them, “The wedding guests 34 cannot mourn while the bridegroom 35 is with them, can they? But the days 36 are coming when the bridegroom will be taken from them, 37 and then they will fast. 16 No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, because the patch will pull away from the garment and the tear will be worse. 17 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins; 38 otherwise the skins burst and the wine is spilled out and the skins are destroyed. Instead they put new wine into new wineskins 39 and both are preserved.”
18 As he was saying these things, a ruler came, bowed low before him, and said, “My daughter has just died, but come and lay your hand on her and she will live.” 19 Jesus and his disciples got up and followed him. 20 But 40 a woman who had been suffering from a hemorrhage 41 for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge 42 of his cloak. 43 21 For she kept saying to herself, 44 “If only I touch his cloak, I will be healed.” 45 22 But when Jesus turned and saw her he said, “Have courage, daughter! Your faith has made you well.” 46 And the woman was healed 47 from that hour. 23 When Jesus entered the ruler’s house and saw the flute players and the disorderly crowd, 24 he said, “Go away, for the girl is not dead but asleep.” And they began making fun of him. 48 25 But when the crowd had been put outside, he went in and gently took her by the hand, and the girl got up. 26 And the news of this spread throughout that region. 49
27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, shouting, 50 “Have mercy 51 on us, Son of David!” 52 28 When 53 he went into the house, the blind men came to him. Jesus 54 said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to him, “Yes, Lord.” 29 Then he touched their eyes saying, “Let it be done for you according to your faith.” 30 And their eyes were opened. Then Jesus sternly warned them, “See that no one knows about this.” 31 But they went out and spread the news about him throughout that entire region. 55
32 As 56 they were going away, 57 a man who could not talk and was demon-possessed was brought to him. 33 After the demon was cast out, the man who had been mute spoke. The crowds were amazed and said, “Never has anything like this been seen in Israel!” 34 But the Pharisees 58 said, “By the ruler 59 of demons he casts out demons.” 60
35 Then Jesus went throughout all the towns 61 and villages, teaching in their synagogues, 62 preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and sickness. 63 36 When 64 he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were bewildered and helpless, 65 like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. 38 Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest 66 to send out 67 workers into his harvest.”