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immediately and publish every where, that you have been healed by me 3 but go and shew your self regularly to the Priest, who is to judge of your being clean 3 and offer the Sacrifice which

the Law requires for your

Purification 3 “that we may convince them of the reality ef the Cure, and yet not give them any occasion of Calumny. 5, & 6. " After this, Jesus went to Capernaum 3 and as he was entring into the City, there met him Messengers from a Centurion, or Captain of the Raman Sol. diers, to intreat him for a Servant in his House, lying very dangerously ill of a Palsie. , .7. Jesus knowing the Man's Faith and Humility, and intending by making the Virtues of this Stranger more conspicuous, to take an

Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

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5 4 And when Jesus was entred into Capernaum , there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, 6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palfie, grievously tormented.

7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.

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8 The Centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldeft come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

9 For I am a man under authority, hawing soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth : anti to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and

he doth it.

10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelléd, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no not in Israel.

occasion of rebuking the Pride and Infidelity of the Jews; saith, I will go down to the House and heal him.

8. The Man sent again other Friends, and answer. ed; Lord, I am originally a Gentile, and have been long a Sinner, and am not worthy that you should honour my House with your Presence: I know that if you do but say the word. my Servant shall be healed.

9. For if I, who am but an inferiour Officer in an Army, can give the word of command, and be immediately obeyed by my Serwants : How much more may you, to whom God hath committed such Power and Authority, say but a word, and what you say shall be effected 2. ... f.; Io. At this answer Jesus was surprized, and said to his Disciples, and to the People that followed him ; Verily I have not found so great Faith among the Jews themselves, who have lived ; : . . . . . . . . - al

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always under a Revelation
of the Will of God, and
haye had the constant Ulse
of the Scriptures and the
Prophets, as this Stranger
has now discovered.
11. They esteem them-
selves indeed the Children
of Abraham and the Patri-
archs, the peculiar People
of God, to whom the Pro-
mises of Salvation are made:
But assuredly Itell you, that
many Strangers out of the
heathen World, shall come
from all Parts andjoynthem-
selves to the true Church of
God here on Earth ; and

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144 And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wives motherlaid and sick of a fever.

15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her ; and she arose and ministred unto them.

16 q 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 so led all that were sick :

13. Then sending back the Messengers to the Centurion, he bad them say thus to him; as you have believed, so is it done to you. And his Servant was found to be healed at that very instant. 14. W After this, Jesus retired from the multitude, and went into Peter's House; and there he found Peter's Wives Mother lying upon the Bed, sick of a Fever. 15. And he took her by the Hand and helped her up; and the Fever was immediately cured so entirely, that her Strength returned to her, and she made Provision for them, and they sat down to Meat, and she served them. 16. But as soon as the Evening was come, and the Sabbath past, the Multitude gathered together again about Jesus, and they brought to him diseased and possessed Persons; and he cast out the evil Spirits, and healed all their Diseases with a word.

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17. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet,saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

18. Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side.

19. And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goeft.

20. And Jesus faith 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.

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