1Getting into a boat, Jesus crossedover the sea and came to 1His owncity.
22And they brought to Him a 3paralyticlying on a bed. Seeing their faith, Jesussaid to the paralytic, "4Takecourage, ason; 5your sins are forgiven."3
And some of the scribessaidbto themselves, "This fellow 6blasphemes."
And Jesus7knowing their thoughtssaid, "Why are you thinkingevil in your hearts?5"Which is easier, to say, '8Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up, and walk '?6"But so that you may know that 9the Son of Manhasauthority on earth to forgivesins "-then He said to the 10paralytic, "Get up, pick up your bed and gohome."7
And he got up and cwenthome.
But when the crowdssaw this, they were dawestruck, and 11glorifiedGod, who had givensuchauthority to men.
912As Jesuswent on from there, He saw a mancalled13Matthew, sitting in the taxcollector'sbooth; and He said to him, "14Follow Me!" And he got up and followed Him.
10Then it happened that as eJesus was reclining at the table in the house, behold, manytaxcollectors and fsinnerscame and were dining with Jesus and His disciples.
When the Phariseessaw this, they said to His disciples, "15Why is your Teachereating with the taxcollectors and sinners?"
But when Jesus heard this, He said, "It is not 16those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick.13"But go and learng17what this means: '18I DESIREhCOMPASSION, iAND NOT SACRIFICE,' for 19I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
14Then the disciples of Johncame to Him, asking, "Why do we and 20the Phariseesfast, but Your disciples do not fast?"
And Jesussaid to them, "The jattendants of the bridegroomcannotmourn as long as the bridegroom is with them, can they? But the days will comewhen the bridegroom is takenaway from them, and then they will fast.16"But nooneputska patch of unshrunkcloth on an oldgarment; for lthe patchpullsaway from the garment, and a worsetearresults.17"Nor do people putnewwine into oldwineskins; otherwise the wineskinsburst, and the winepours out and the wineskins are ruined; but they putnewwine into freshwineskins, and both are preserved."
1821While He was sayingthesethings to them, ma synagogue nofficialcame and o22boweddownbefore Him, and said, "My daughter has justdied; but come and lay Your hand on her, and she will live."
19Jesusgot up and began to follow him, and so did His disciples.
And a woman who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelveyears, came up behind Him and touched23the pfringe of His qcloak;
for she was sayingrto herself, "If I only24touch His garment, I will sgetwell."
But Jesusturning and seeing her said, "Daughter, 25takecourage; 26your faith has tmade you well."uAt once the woman was vmadewell.
When Jesuscame into the wofficial'shouse, and saw27the flute-players and the crowd in noisydisorder,
He said, "Leave; for the girl28has not died, but is asleep." And they began laughing at Him.
But 29when the crowd had been sent out, He entered and 30took her by the hand, and the girlxgot up.
2631Thisnewsspreadthroughoutall that land.
As Jesuswent on from there, twoblindmenfollowed Him, crying out, "Havemercy on us, 32Son of David!"
28When He entered the house, the blindmencame up to Him, and Jesussaid to them, "Do you believe that I amable to dothis?" They said to Him, "Yes, Lord."
29Then He touched their eyes, saying, "yIt shall be done to you 33according to your faith."30
And their eyes were opened. And Jesus34sternlywarned them: "See that nooneknows about this!"31
But they went out and 35spread the news about Him throughoutall that land.
As they were going out, 36a mute, 37demon-possessedmanzwas brought to Him.
After the demon was cast out, the mutemanspoke; and the crowds were amazed, and were saying, "38Nothinglikethis has aaever been seen in Israel."
But the Pharisees were saying, "He 39casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons."
35Jesus was goingthroughall the cities and villages, 40teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healingeverykind of disease and everykind of sickness.
3641Seeing the bbpeople, He feltcompassion for them, 42because they were ccdistressed and dddispiritedlikesheepeewithout a shepherd.
37Then He said to His disciples, "43The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.38"Thereforebeseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest."