So He got into a boat, crossed over, and came to His own town.
References for Matthew 9:1
Just then some men brought to Him a paralytic lying on a stretcher. Seeing their faith, Jesus told the paralytic, "Have courage, son, your sins are forgiven."
References for Matthew 9:2
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?
References for Matthew 9:4
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."