Matthew 4:24

ESV So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, those having seizures, and paralytics, and he healed them.
NIV News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them.
NASB And the news about Him spread throughout Syria; and they brought to Him all who were ill, those suffering with various diseases and severe pain, demon-possessed, people with epilepsy, and people who were paralyzed; and He healed them.
CSB Then the news about him spread throughout Syria. So they brought to him all those who were afflicted, those suffering from various diseases and intense pains, the demon-possessed, the epileptics, and the paralytics. And he healed them.
NLT News about him spread as far as Syria, and people soon began bringing to him all who were sick. And whatever their sickness or disease, or if they were demon possessed or epileptic or paralyzed — he healed them all.
KJV And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.

What does Matthew 4:24 mean?

As Jesus traveled around Galilee with His disciples, He proclaimed the good news that the kingdom of heaven was near. As the promised Messiah, He demonstrated the truthfulness of His teaching by miraculously healing every kind of disease and affliction. In doing so, he was giving the people a glimpse into the kingdom of heaven itself, in which there is no disease or affliction (1 Corinthians 15:42–43; Revelation 21:4).

Not surprisingly, Jesus' ability to heal in this way began to make Him famous beyond the region of Galilee. Matthew shows here that He also became famous in Syria, to the north of Galilee. People traveled great distances from the north to bring to Jesus those who needed healing.

Those seeking Jesus' help included the sick, the diseased, and those in great pain, as well as people oppressed by demons, afflicted by seizures, and paralyzed. In the first century, there were unsolvable, or nearly unsolvable, health problems. Yet Jesus was able and willing to heal them all. In doing so, He revealed not only His power as Messiah, but His compassion, as well.
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