Matthew 8:1-4

(From Todd)

A.  1 When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.

B. And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him,

C. saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

D. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him,

C’’. saying, I will; be thou clean.

B’. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

A’.  4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

Note: the clear chiasm is framed by the “great multitude” of people – contrasted with  the leper being told to tell no one.  Mark tells us that he ignored that injunction and “blazed abroad” the healing so that the multitudes thronged Jesus.

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