Scripture Readings

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Matthew 8:14-23 (Gospel)

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Now when Jesus had come into Peter’s house, He saw his wife’s mother lying sick with a fever.
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So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served them.
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When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick,
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that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses.”
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And when Jesus saw great multitudes about Him, He gave a command to depart to the other side.
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Then a certain scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.”
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And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”
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Then another of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.”
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But Jesus said to him, “Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”
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Now when He got into a boat, His disciples followed Him.