Matthew 7:24-29

The Two Foundations

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and [a]acts on them, [b]may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the [c]floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not [d]act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain fell, and the [e]floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.”

[f]When Jesus had finished these words, the crowds were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.


Footnotes
  1. Matthew 7:24 Lit does
  2. Matthew 7:24 Lit will
  3. Matthew 7:25 Lit rivers
  4. Matthew 7:26 Lit do
  5. Matthew 7:27 Lit rivers
  6. Matthew 7:28 Lit And it happened when

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Matthew 8:1-22

Jesus Cleanses a Leper; The Centurion’s Faith

When [a]Jesus came down from the mountain, [b]large crowds followed Him. And a leper came to Him and [c]bowed down before Him, and said, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus *said to him, “See that you tell no one; but go, show yourself to the priest and present the [d]offering that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”

And when [e]Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, imploring Him, and saying, “[f]Lord, my [g]servant is [h]lying paralyzed at home, fearfully tormented.” Jesus *said to him, “I will come and heal him.” But the centurion said, “[i]Lord, I am not worthy for You to come under my roof, but just [j]say the word, and my [k]servant will be healed. For I also am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.” Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those who were following, “Truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith [l]with anyone in Israel. I say to you that many will come from east and west, and [m]recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven; but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” And Jesus said to the centurion, “Go; [n]it shall be done for you as you have believed.” And the [o]servant was healed that very [p]moment.

Peter’s Mother-in-law and Many Others Healed

When Jesus came into Peter’s [q]home, He saw his mother-in-law lying sick in bed with a fever. He touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she got up and [r]waited on Him. When evening came, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed; and He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were ill. This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet: “He Himself took our infirmities and [s]carried away our diseases.”

Discipleship Tested

Now when Jesus saw a crowd around Him, He gave orders to depart to the other side of the sea. Then a scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.” Jesus *said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the [t]air have [u]nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” Another of the disciples said to Him, “Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.” But Jesus *said to him, “Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead.”


Footnotes
  1. Matthew 8:1 Lit He
  2. Matthew 8:1 Lit many
  3. Matthew 8:2 Or worshiped
  4. Matthew 8:4 Lit gift
  5. Matthew 8:5 Lit He
  6. Matthew 8:6 Or Sir
  7. Matthew 8:6 Lit boy
  8. Matthew 8:6 Lit thrown down
  9. Matthew 8:8 Or Sir
  10. Matthew 8:8 Lit say with a word
  11. Matthew 8:8 Lit boy
  12. Matthew 8:10 One early ms reads not even in Israel
  13. Matthew 8:11 Or dine
  14. Matthew 8:13 Or let it be done; i.e. a command
  15. Matthew 8:13 Lit boy
  16. Matthew 8:13 Lit hour
  17. Matthew 8:14 Or house
  18. Matthew 8:15 Or served
  19. Matthew 8:17 Or removed
  20. Matthew 8:20 Or sky
  21. Matthew 8:20 Or roosting places

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