Mark 2:1-8 NIV

Jesus Heals a Paralytic

2:3-12pp -- Mt 9:2-8; Lk 5:18-26

1 A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home.

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      2 So many1 gathered that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them.

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      3 Some men came, bringing to him a paralytic,2 carried by four of them.

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      4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus and, after digging through it, lowered the mat the paralyzed man was lying on.
      5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven."3

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      6 Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves,
      7 "Why does this fellow talk like that? He's blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?"4

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      8 Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, "Why are you thinking these things?