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."