Book of Matthew
Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.
News about him spread and the people brought to him all who were sick with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralysed; and he healed them.
When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him.
A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, ‘Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.’
Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man.
‘I am willing, Be clean!’
Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy.
When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. ‘Lord, my servant lies at home paralysed and suffering.’
‘I will go and heal him?’
‘Lord, just say the word, and my servant will be healed.’
For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me.
I tell this one, “Go,” and he goes; and that one, “Come,” and he comes.
When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him,
‘I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.
‘Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.’
And his servant was healed at that moment.
When Jesus came into Peter’s house, he saw Peter’s mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever.
He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him.
When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick.
This was to fulfil what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:
‘He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases.’
Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town.
Some men brought to him a paralysed man, lying on a mat.
When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man,
‘Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.’
Which is easier: to say, “Your sins are forgiven,” or to say, “Get up and walk”?
But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.’
‘Get up, take your mat and go home.’
Then the man got up and went home.
When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to man.
A synagogue leader came and knelt before him and said,
‘My daughter has just died.
But come and put your hand on her, and she will live.’
Jesus got up and went with him.
Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak.
She said to herself, ‘If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.’
Jesus turned and saw her.
‘Take heart, daughter, your faith has healed you.’
And the woman was healed at that moment.
Jesus entered the leader’s house and took the girl by the hand, and she got up. News of this spread through all that region.
As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out,
‘Have mercy on us, Son of David!’
When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, ‘Do you believe that I am able to do this?’
Then he touched their eyes and said,
‘According to your faith let it be done to you’; and their sight was restored.
A man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus. And when the demon was driven out, the man who had been mute spoke. The crowd was amazed and said, ‘Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.’
Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless.
Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’
Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.
These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions:
‘Go to the lost sheep of Israel.
As you go, proclaim this message:
“The kingdom of heaven has come near.”
Heal those who are sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons.
Freely you have received; freely give.
Jesus replied, ‘Go back and report to John what you hear and see: the blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.
Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue, and a man with a shrivelled hand was there.
He said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’
He stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other.
When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed those who were sick.
A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, ‘Lord, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering.’
‘I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.’
‘Lord, help me!’
‘Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.’
And her daughter was healed at that moment.
Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them.
The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing.
And they praised the God of Israel.
When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him.
‘Lord, have mercy on my son. He has seizures and is suffering greatly.’
He often falls into the fire or into the water.
Bring the boy here to me.’
Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed at that moment.
If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move.
Nothing will be impossible for you.’
As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him.
Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was passing by, they shouted,
‘Lord, have mercy on us!’
Jesus stopped and called them. ‘What do you want me to do for you?’
‘Lord,’ we want our sight.’
Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes.
Immediately they received their sight and followed him.