So he stepped into a boat, crossed the lake again and came to his own town.
Some people brought him a paralyzed man lying on a mattress. When Yeshua saw their trust, he said to the paralyzed man, "Courage, son! Your sins are forgiven."
On seeing this, some of the Torah-teachers said among themselves, "This man is blaspheming!"
Yeshua, knowing what they were thinking, said, "Why are you entertaining evil thoughts in your hearts?
Tell me, which is easier to say -- `Your sins are forgiven' or `Get up and walk'?
But look! I will prove to you that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins." He then said to the paralyzed man, "Get up, pick up your mattress, and go home!"