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15 He touched her hand, the fever left her, and she rose and waited on him.(A)

Other Healings. 16 When it was evening, they brought him many who were possessed by demons, and he drove out the spirits by a word[a] and cured all the sick, 17 to fulfill what had been said by Isaiah the prophet:[b](B)

“He took away our infirmities
    and bore our diseases.”

The Would-be Followers of Jesus.[c]

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  1. 8:16 By a word: a Matthean addition to Mk 1:34; cf. 8:8.
  2. 8:17 This fulfillment citation from Is 53:4 follows the MT, not the LXX. The prophet speaks of the Servant of the Lord who suffers vicariously for the sins (“infirmities”) of others; Matthew takes the infirmities as physical afflictions.
  3. 8:18–22 This passage between the first and second series of miracles about following Jesus is taken from Q (see Lk 9:57–62). The third of the three sayings found in the source is absent from Matthew.

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