A Paralytic Healed

1 Getting into a boat, Jesus crossed over the sea and came to 1His own city.

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2 2And they brought to Him a 3paralytic lying on a bed. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralytic, "4Take courage, son; 5your sins are forgiven."

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3 And some of the scribes said to themselves, "This fellow 6blasphemes."

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4 And Jesus 7knowing their thoughts said, "Why are you thinking evil in your hearts?

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5 "Which is easier, to say, '8Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up, and walk '?

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6 "But so that you may know that 9the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins "-then He said to the 10paralytic, "Get up, pick up your bed and go home."

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7 And he got up and went home.

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    • c 9:7 - Or "departed"
      8 But when the crowds saw this, they were awestruck, and 11glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

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      Matthew Called

      9 12As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man called 13Matthew, sitting in the tax collector's booth; and He said to him, "14Follow Me!" And he got up and followed Him.

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      10 Then it happened that as Jesus was reclining at the table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were dining with Jesus and His disciples.

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        • e 9:10 - Lit "He"
        • f 9:10 - I.e. irreligious Jews
          11 When the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, "15Why * is your Teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?"

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          12 But when Jesus heard this, He said, "It is not 16those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick.

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          13 "But go and learn 17what this means: '18I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT SACRIFICE,' for 19I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

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            • g 9:13 - Lit "what is"
            • h 9:13 - Or "mercy"
            • i 9:13 - I.e. more than

              The Question about Fasting

              14 Then the disciples of John came to Him, asking, "Why * do we and 20the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?"

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              15 And Jesus said to them, "The attendants of the bridegroom cannot * mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them, can they? But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.

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                • j 9:15 - Lit "sons of the wedding place"
                  16 "But no one puts a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and a worse tear results.

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                    • k 9:16 - Lit "that which is put on"
                    • l 9:16 - Lit "that which fills up"
                      17 "Nor do people put new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine pours out and the wineskins are ruined; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved."