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Matthew 8

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Verses 2-4

Jesus heals a man with leprosy
Matthew 8:2-4Mark 1:40-45Luke 5:12-15
Matthew 8:2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.Mark 1:40 And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.Luke 5:12 And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on [his] face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
Matthew 8:3 And Jesus put forth [his] hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. Mark 1:41 And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth [his] hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.Luke 5:13 And he put forth [his] hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean.
And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.Mark 1:42 And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.
Mark 1:43 And he straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away;Luke 5:14 And he charged him to
Matthew 8:4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.Mark 1:44 And saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any man: but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them. tell no man: but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
Mark 1:45 But he went out, and began to publish [it] much, and to blaze abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city, but was without in desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.Luke 5:15 But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.

Verses 5-13

A Centurion asks Jesus to heal his servant
Matthew 8:5-13Luke 7:2-10
Luke 7:2 And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.
Matthew 8:5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,Luke 7:3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him
Matthew 8:6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.that he would come and heal his servant.
Luke 7:4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:
Luke 7:5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.
Matthew 8:7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
Luke 7:6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof:
Matthew 8:8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof:
but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.Luke 7:7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
Matthew 8:9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this [man], Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth [it].Luke 7:8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth [it].
Matthew 8:10 When Jesus heard [it], he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.Luke 7:9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
Matthew 8:11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 8:12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 8:13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, [so] be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.Luke 7:10 And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.
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Luke 7:2-10
It clearly states that the Centu Matthew 8:5-13 esus in Matthew 8:5. But it also says that the Jewish elders came to Jesus also. The order of events seem to be that the Centurion first sent the Jewish elders Luke 7:3. Jesus then agreed to go. Then the Centurion came to Jesus Matthew 8:5. Jesus walked everywhere he went. Centurions commanded hundred-men groups in the Roman legion. "Such men were prestigious members of a relatively small class governing the military." (Achtemeier, Paul J., Th.D., Harper’s Bible Dictionary, San Francisco: Harper and Row, Publishers, Inc. 1985). Therefore, the centurion most probably had a horse upon which to ride to and from Jesus. If this is so, then he probably returned to his home, checked on the servant and then sent friends Luke 7:6 to speak to Jesus saying that the Centurion was not worthy for Jesus to even enter his home. Jesus continued on. Then, as Jesus neared the home, the Centurion himself approached Jesus Matthew 8:8 to tell Jesus that he was not worthy for Him to enter his house.
The slave is sickLuke 7:2 And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.
Jewish elders entreat JesusLuke 7:3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.
Luke 7:4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:
Luke 7:5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.
Centurion approaches JesusMatthew 8:5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
Matthew 8:6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
Jesus goesMatthew 8:7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
Centurion sent friends to JesusLuke 7:6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof:
Luke 7:7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
Centurion says he is not worthyMatthew 8:8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
the Centurion speaks of authorityMatthew 8:9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this [man], Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth [it].Luke 7:8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth [it].
Jesus’ words and the servant is healed.Matthew 8:10 When Jesus heard [it], he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.Luke 7:9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
Matthew 8:11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 8:12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 8:13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, [so] be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.Luke 7:10 And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.

Verses 14-17

Jesus heals Peter’s mother-in-law and many others
Matthew 8:14-17Mark 1:29-34Luke 4:38-41
Matthew 8:14 And when Jesus was come into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever.Mark 1:29 And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.Luke 4:38 And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon’s house. And Simon’s wife’s mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for her.
Mark 1:30 But Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her.
Matthew 8:15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.Mark 1:31 And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.Luke 4:39 And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.
Matthew 8:16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with [his] word, and healed all that were sick:Mark 1:32 And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils. Luke 4:40 Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.
Mark 1:33 And all the city was gathered together at the door.
Mark 1:34 And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.Luke 4:41 And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking [them] suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.
Matthew 8:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare [our] sicknesses.

Verses 18-22

Jesus teaches about the cost of following him
Matthew 8:18-22Luke 9:51-62
Matthew 8:18 Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side.Luke 9:51 And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,
Luke 9:52 And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. Luke 9:53 And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. Luke 9:54 And when his disciples James and John saw [this], they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? Luke 9:55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. Luke 9:56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save [them]. And they went to another village.
Matthew 8:19 And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.Luke 9:57 And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain [man] said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
Matthew 8:20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air [have] nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay [his] head.Luke 9:5 And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air [have] nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay [his] head.
Matthew 8:21 And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.Luke 9:5 And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
Matthew 8:22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.Luke 9:60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
Luke 9:61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house. Luke 9:62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

Verses 23-27

Jesus calms the storm
Matthew 8:23-27Mark 4:35-41Luke 8:22-25
Matthew 8:23 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.Mark 4:35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.Luke 8:22 Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.
Mark 4:36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
Matthew 8:24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.Mark 4:37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. Mark 4:38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow:Luke 8:23 But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled [with water], and were in jeopardy.
Matthew 8:25 And his disciples came to [him], and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?Luke 8:24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish.
Mark 4:39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.
Matthew 8:26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.Mark 4:40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?Luke 8:25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith?
Matthew 8:27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!Mark 4:41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.

Verses 28-34

Jesus sends the demons into a herd of pigs
Matthew 8:28-34Mark 5:1-20Luke 8:26-39
Matthew 8:28 And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes,Mark 5:1 And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes.Luke 8:26 And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee.
there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.Mark 5:2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,Luke 8:27 And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes,
Mark 5:3 Who had [his] dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:neither abode in [any] house, but in the tombs.
Mark 5:4 Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any [man] tame him. Mark 5:5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.Luke 8:29 (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)
Mark 5:6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,Luke 8:28 When he saw Jesus,
Matthew 8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?Mark 5:7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, [thou] Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, [thou] Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.
Mark 5:8 For he said unto him, Come out of the man, [thou] unclean spirit.Luke 8:29 (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)
Mark 5:9 And he asked him, What [is] thy name? And he answered, saying, My name [is] Legion: for we are many.Luke 8:30 And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.
Mark 5:10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.Luke 8:31 And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.
Matthew 8:30 And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.Mark 5:11 Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.Luke 8:32 And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain:
Matthew 8:31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.Mark 5:12 And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them.
Matthew 8:32 And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.Mark 5:13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.Luke 8:33 Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.
Matthew 8:33 And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.Mark 5:14 And they that fed the swine fled, and told [it] in the city, and in the country.Luke 8:34 When they that fed [them] saw what was done, they fled, and went and told [it] in the city and in the country.
And they went out to see what it was that was done.Luke 8:35 Then they went out to see what was done;
Matthew 8:34 And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: Mark 5:15 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
and when they saw him, Mark 5:16 And they that saw [it] told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and [also] concerning the swine.Luke 8:36 They also which saw [it] told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed.
they besought [him] that he would depart out of their coasts.Mark 5:17 And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.Luke 8:37 Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear:
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Mark 5:18 And when he was come into the ship,Luke 8:37 and he went up into the ship, and returned back again.
he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him.Luke 8:38 Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he might be with him:
Mark 5:19 Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him,but Jesus sent him away, saying,
Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.Luke 8:39 Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee.
Mark 5:20 And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all [men] did marvel.And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.
Bibliographical Information
"Commentary on Matthew 8". "The Gospels Compared". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tgc/matthew-8.html. 2014.
 
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