When He had comeback to Capernaum several daysafterward, it was heard that He was at home.
And 1many were gatheredtogether, so that there was nolongerroom, not evennear the door; and He was speaking the word to them.
32And they came, bringing to Him a 3paralytic, carried by fourmen.
Being unable to aget to Him because of the crowd, they 4removed the roofbabove Him; and when they had dug an opening, they letdown the pallet on which the 5paralytic was lying.
And Jesusseeing their faithsaid to the paralytic, "cSon, 6your sins are forgiven."6
But some of the scribes were sittingthere and reasoning in their hearts,
7"Why does thismanspeak that way? He is blaspheming; 7whocanforgivesinsdbut Godalone?"
8ImmediatelyJesus, awareein His spirit that they were reasoning that waywithinthemselves, said to them, "Why are you reasoning about thesethings in your hearts?9"Which is easier, to say to the 8paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven '; or to say, 'Get up, and pick up your pallet and walk '?10"But so that you may know that the Son of Manhasauthority on earth to forgivesins "-He said to the paralytic,
11"I say to you, get up, pick up your pallet and gohome."12
And he got up and immediatelypicked up the pallet and went out in the sight of everyone, so that they were allamazed and 9were glorifyingGod, saying, "10We have neverseen anything likethis."
And He went out again by the seashore; and 11all the fpeople were coming to Him, and He was teaching them.