So He got into a boat, crossed over, and came to His own town.
Just then some mena brought to Him a paralytic lying on a stretcher. Seeing their faith, Jesus told the paralytic, "Have courage, son, your sins are forgiven."
At this, some of the scribes said among themselves, "He's blaspheming!"
But perceiving their thoughts, Jesus said, "Why are you thinking evil things in your hearts? b5
For which is easier: to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up and walk'?
But so you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins" -then He told the paralytic, "Get up, pick up your stretcher, and go home."
And he got up and went home.
When the crowds saw this, they were awestruckcd and gave glory to God who had given such authority to men.