And going on board the ship, he passed over and came to his own city. a2
And behold, they brought to him a paralytic, laid upon a bed; and Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, Be of good courage, child; thy sins are forgiven.
And behold, certain of the scribes said to themselves, This [man] blasphemes.
And Jesus, seeing their thoughts, said, Why do *ye* think evil things in your hearts?
For which is easier: to say, Thy sins are forgiven; or to say, Rise up and walk?
But that ye may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, (then he says to the paralytic,) Rise up, take up thy bed and go to thy house.