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1 One day Jesus was standing on the shore of Lake Gennesaret while the people pushed their way up to him to listen to the word of God. 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 He saw two boats pulled up on the beach; the fishermen had left them and were washing the nets. 2 he saw at the water's edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets.
3 Jesus got into one of the boats - it belonged to Simon - and asked him to push off a little from the shore. Jesus sat in the boat and taught the crowd. 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, he said to Simon, "Push the boat out further to the deep water, and you and your partners let down 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 "Master," Simon answered, "we worked hard all night long and caught nothing. But if you say so, I will let down 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 They let them down and caught such a large number of fish that the nets were about to break. 6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.
7 So they motioned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. They came and filled both boats so full of fish that the boats 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 what had happened, he fell on his knees before Jesus and said, "Go away from me, Lord! I am a sinful man!" 8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus' knees and said, "Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!"
9 He and the others with him were all amazed at the large number of fish they had caught. 9 For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken,
10 The same was true of Simon's partners, James and John, the sons of Zebedee. Jesus said to Simon, "Don't be afraid; from now on you will be catching 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 They pulled the boats up on the beach, left everything, and followed Jesus. 11 So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.
12 Once Jesus was in a town where there was a man who was suffering from a dreaded skin disease. When he saw Jesus, he threw himself down and begged him, "Sir, if you want to, 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 and touched him. "I do want to," he answered. "Be clean!" At once the disease left the man. 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, "Don't tell anyone, but go straight to the priest and let him examine you; then to prove to everyone that you are cured, offer the sacrifice as Moses ordered." 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 But the news about Jesus spread all the more widely, and crowds of people came to hear him and be healed from their diseases. 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 he would go away to lonely places, where he prayed. 16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
17 One day when Jesus was teaching, some Pharisees and teachers of the Law were sitting there who had come from every town in Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem. The power of the Lord was present for Jesus to heal the sick. 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 came carrying a paralyzed man on a bed, and they tried to carry him into the house and put him in front of 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 Because of the crowd, however, they could find no way to take him in. So they carried him up on the roof, made an opening in the tiles, and let him down on his bed into the middle of the group 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 how much faith they had, he said to the man, "Your sins are forgiven, my friend." 20 When Jesus saw their faith, he said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven."
21 The teachers of the Law and the Pharisees began to say to themselves, "Who is this man who speaks such blasphemy! God is the only one who 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 knew their thoughts and said to them, "Why do you think such things? 22 Jesus knew what they were thinking and asked, "Why are you thinking these things in your hearts?
23 Is it easier to say, "Your sins are forgiven you,' 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 I will prove to you, then, that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins." So he said to the paralyzed man, "I tell you, get up, pick up your bed, 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 At once the man got up in front of them all, took the bed he had been lying on, 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 They were all completely amazed! Full of fear, they praised God, saying, "What marvelous things we have seen today!" 26 Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, "We have seen remarkable things today."
27 After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting in his office. 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, and followed him. 28 and Levi got up, left everything and followed him.
29 Then Levi had a big feast in his house for Jesus, and among the guests was a large number of tax collectors and other people. 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 Some Pharisees and some teachers of the Law who belonged to their group complained to Jesus' disciples. "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and other outcasts?" they asked. 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 them, "People who are well do not need a doctor, but only those who are sick. 31 Jesus answered them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.
32 I have not come to call respectable people to repent, but outcasts." 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
33 Some people said to Jesus, "The disciples of John fast frequently and offer prayers, and the disciples of the Pharisees do the same; but your disciples eat and drink." 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 answered, "Do you think you can make the guests at a wedding party go without food as long as the bridegroom is with them? Of course not! 34 Jesus answered, "Can you make the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them?
35 But the day will come when the bridegroom will be taken away 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 Jesus also told them this parable: "You don't tear a piece off a new coat to patch up an old coat. If you do, you will have torn the new coat, and the piece of new cloth will not match the old. 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 Nor do you pour new wine into used wineskins, because the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will pour out, and the skins will 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 poured into fresh wineskins! 38 No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins.
39 And you don't want new wine after drinking old wine. "The old is better,' you say." 39 And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for he says, 'The old is better.' "