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1 One day Jesus was standing beside Lake Gennesaret when the crowd pressed in around him to hear God's word. 1 One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the people crowding around him and listening to the word of God,
2 Jesus saw two boats sitting by the lake. The fishermen had gone ashore and were washing their nets. 2 he saw at the water's edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets.
3 Jesus boarded one of the boats, the one that belonged to Simon, then asked him to row out a little distance from the shore. Jesus sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. 3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.
4 When he finished speaking to the crowds, he said to Simon, "Row out farther, into the deep water, and drop your nets for a catch." 4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch."
5 Simon replied, "Master, we've worked hard all night and caught nothing. But because you say so, I'll drop the nets." 5 Simon answered, "Master, we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets."
6 So they dropped the nets and their catch was so huge that their nets were splitting. 6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.
7 They signaled for their partners in the other boat to come and help them. They filled both boats so full that they were about to sink. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.
8 When Simon Peter saw the catch, he fell at Jesus' knees and said, "Leave me, Lord, for I'm a sinner!" 8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus' knees and said, "Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!"
9 Peter and those with him were overcome with amazement because of the number of fish they caught. 9 For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken,
10 James and John, Zebedee's sons, were Simon's partners and they were amazed too. Jesus said to Simon, "Don't be afraid. From now on, you will be fishing for people." 10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon's partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, "Don't be afraid; from now on you will catch men."
11 As soon as they brought the boats to the shore, they left everything and followed Jesus. 11 So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.
12 Jesus was in one of the towns where there was also a man covered with a skin disease. When he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged, "Lord, if you want, you can make me clean." 12 While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean."
13 Jesus reached out his hand, touched him, and said, "I do want to. Be clean." Instantly, the skin disease left him. 13 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" And immediately the leprosy left him.
14 Jesus ordered him not to tell anyone. "Instead," Jesus said, "go and show yourself to the priest and make an offering for your cleansing, as Moses instructed. This will be a testimony to them." 14 Then Jesus ordered him, "Don't tell anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them."
15 News of him spread even more and huge crowds gathered to listen and to be healed from their illnesses. 15 Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses.
16 But Jesus would withdraw to deserted places for prayer. 16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
17 One day when Jesus was teaching, Pharisees and legal experts were sitting nearby. They had come from every village in Galilee and Judea, and from Jerusalem. Now the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal. 17 One day as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law, who had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem, were sitting there. And the power of the Lord was present for him to heal the sick.
18 Some men were bringing a man who was paralyzed, lying on a cot. They wanted to carry him in and place him before Jesus, 18 Some men came carrying a paralytic on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus.
19 but they couldn't reach him because of the crowd. So they took him up on the roof and lowered him—cot and all—through the roof tiles into the crowded room in front of Jesus. 19 When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus.
20 When Jesus saw their faith, he said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven." 20 When Jesus saw their faith, he said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven."
21 The legal experts and Pharisees began to mutter among themselves, "Who is this who insults God? Only God can forgive sins!" 21 The Pharisees and the teachers of the law began thinking to themselves, "Who is this fellow who speaks blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
22 Jesus recognized what they were discussing and responded, "Why do you fill your minds with these questions? 22 Jesus knew what they were thinking and asked, "Why are you thinking these things in your hearts?
23 Which is easier—to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, ‘Get up and walk'? 23 Which is easier: to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up and walk'?
24 But so that you will know that the Human One has authority on the earth to forgive sins" —Jesus now spoke to the man who was paralyzed, "I say to you, get up, take your cot, and go home." 24 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins . . ." He said to the paralyzed man, "I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home."
25 Right away, the man stood before them, picked up his cot, and went home, praising God. 25 Immediately he stood up in front of them, took what he had been lying on and went home praising God.
26 All the people were beside themselves with wonder. Filled with awe, they glorified God, saying, "We've seen unimaginable things today." 26 Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, "We have seen remarkable things today."
27 Afterward, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at a kiosk for collecting taxes. Jesus said to him, "Follow me." 27 After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. "Follow me," Jesus said to him,
28 Levi got up, left everything behind, and followed him. 28 and Levi got up, left everything and followed him.
29 Then Levi threw a great banquet for Jesus in his home. A large number of tax collectors and others sat down to eat with them. 29 Then Levi held a great banquet for Jesus at his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them.
30 The Pharisees and their legal experts grumbled against his disciples. They said, "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?" 30 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and 'sinners'?"
31 Jesus answered, "Healthy people don't need a doctor, but sick people do. 31 Jesus answered them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.
32 I didn't come to call righteous people but sinners to change their hearts and lives." 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
33 Some people said to Jesus, "The disciples of John fast often and pray frequently. The disciples of the Pharisees do the same, but your disciples are always eating and drinking." 33 They said to him, "John's disciples often fast and pray, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours go on eating and drinking."
34 Jesus replied, "You can't make the wedding guests fast while the groom is with them, can you? 34 Jesus answered, "Can you make the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them?
35 The days will come when the groom will be taken from them, and then they will fast." 35 But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; in those days they will fast."
36 Then he told them a parable. "No one tears a patch from a new garment to patch an old garment. Otherwise, the new garment would be ruined, and the new patch wouldn't match the old garment. 36 He told them this parable: "No one tears a patch from a new garment and sews it on an old one. If he does, he will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old.
37 Nobody pours new wine into old wineskins. If they did, the new wine would burst the wineskins, the wine would spill, and the wineskins would be ruined. 37 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined.
38 Instead, new wine must be put into new wineskins. 38 No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins.
39 No one who drinks a well-aged wine wants new wine, but says, ‘The well-aged wine is better.'" 39 And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for he says, 'The old is better.' "