1And it came to pass , that, as the people pressed uponhim to hear the word of God , hestoodby the lake of Gennesaret,2Andsawtwoshipsstandingby the lake:but the fishermen were gone out ofthem, and were washing their nets.3And he enteredintoone of the ships,whichwasSimon's, and prayedhim that he would thrust out a littlefrom the land.And he sat down , and taught the people out of the ship.4Nowwhen he had leftspeaking , he saiduntoSimon,Launch outinto the deep,and let downyournetsfor a draught.5AndSimonansweringsaid unto him,Master, we have toiledallthenight, and have takennothing:neverthelessatthyword I will let down the net.6And when they hadthisdone , they inclosed a greatmultitude of fishes:andtheirnetbrake .
7And they beckoned unto their partners,which were in the othership, that they should come and helpthem.And they came , andfilledboth the ships,so that they began to sink .
8WhenSimonPetersaw it, he fell down atJesus'knees,saying , Departfromme;for I am a sinfulman, O Lord.9Forhe was astonished , andall that were with him,at the draught of the fisheswhich they had taken :
10Andso was alsoJames,andJohn, the sons of Zebedee,whichwerepartners with Simon.AndJesussaiduntoSimon,Fearnot;fromhenceforth thou shaltcatchmen.11And when they had brought their shipstoland, they forsookall, and followedhim.12And it came to pass , when hewasin a certaincity , behold a manfull of leprosy:whoseeingJesusfellon his face, and besoughthim,saying , Lord,if thou wilt , thou canstmakemeclean .
13And he put forth his hand, and touchedhim,saying , I will : be thou clean .Andimmediately the leprosydepartedfromhim.14Andhechargedhim to tell no man:butgo , and shewthyself to the priest,andofferforthycleansing, according asMosescommanded , for a testimony unto them.15But so much the more went there a fameabroadofhim:andgreatmultitudes came together to hear , and to be healedbyhimoftheirinfirmities.16And he withdrewhimselfinto the wilderness,andprayed .
17And it came to passon a certainday,ashewasteaching , that there werePhariseesand doctors of the law sitting by , whichwerecome out ofeverytown of Galilee,andJudaea,andJerusalem:and the power of the Lordwas present tohealthem.18And,behold , menbroughtin a bed a manwhichwas taken with a palsy : and they sought means to bringhimin , and to lay him beforehim.19And when they couldnotfindbywhat way they might bringhiminbecause of the multitude, they wentupon the housetop, and lethimdownthrough the tilingwith his couchinto the midstbeforeJesus.20And when he sawtheirfaith, he said unto him,Man,thysins are forgiventhee.21And the scribesand the Phariseesbegan to reason , saying , Whoisthiswhichspeakethblasphemies?Whocanforgivesins,butGodalone?22But when Jesusperceivedtheirthoughts, he answeringsaiduntothem,What reason yeinyourhearts?23Whetheriseasier, to say , Thysins be forgiventhee;or to say , Rise upandwalk ?24Butthat ye may knowthat the Son of manhathpoweruponearth to forgivesins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy ,) I say unto thee,Arise , and take upthycouch, and gointothinehouse.25Andimmediately he rose upbeforethem, and took up that whereonhelay , and departedto his ownhouse,glorifyingGod.26And they wereallamazed,and they glorifiedGod,and were filled with fear,saying , We have seen strange things to day.27Andafter these things he went forth , andsaw a publican,namedLevi,sittingat the receipt of custom:and he said unto him,Followme.28And he leftall, rose up , and followedhim.29AndLevimadehim a greatfeastin his ownhouse:and there was a greatcompany of publicansand of othersthat sat downwiththem.30ButtheirscribesandPhariseesmurmuredagainsthisdisciples,saying , Why do ye eatanddrinkwithpublicansandsinners?31AndJesusansweringsaiduntothem,They that are wholeneednot a physician;but they that aresick.32I camenot to call the righteous,butsinnerstorepentance.33And they saiduntohim,Whydo the disciples of Johnfastoften,andmakeprayers,andlikewise the disciples of the Pharisees;butthineeatanddrink ?
34And he saiduntothem , Can yemake the children of the bridechamberfast , whilethebridegroomiswiththem?35But the days will come , whenthebridegroom shall be taken awayfromthem, and then shall they fastinthosedays.36And he spakealso a parableuntothem ; No manputteth a piece of a newgarmentupon an old ; if otherwise, thenboth the new maketh a rent , and the piece that was taken out of the newagreethnot with the old.37And no manputtethnewwineintooldbottles;else the newwine will burst the bottles,andbespilled , and the bottles shall perish .38Butnewwine must be putintonewbottles;andboth are preserved .39No manalso having drunkold wine straightwaydesirethnew:for he saith , The oldisbetter.