Matthew 9:1-10 NIV

Jesus Heals a Paralytic

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

1 Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town.1

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2 Some men brought to him a paralytic,2 lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith,3 he said to the paralytic, "Take heart,4 son; your sins are forgiven."5

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      3 At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, "This fellow is blaspheming!"6

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      4 Knowing their thoughts,7 Jesus said, "Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts?

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      5 Which is easier: to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up and walk'?
      6 But so that you may know that the Son of Man8 has authority on earth to forgive sins . . ." Then he said to the paralytic, "Get up, take your mat and go home."

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      7 And the man got up and went home.
      8 When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God,9 who had given such authority to men.

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      The Calling of Matthew

      9:9-13pp -- Mk 2:14-17; Lk 5:27-32

      9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector's booth. "Follow me,"10 he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.

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      10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew's house, many tax collectors and "sinners" came and ate with him and his disciples.