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1 And when he came into Capernaum again after some days, the news went about that he was in the house. 1 A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home.
2 And a great number had come together, so that there was no longer room for them, no, not even about the door: and he gave them teaching. 2 So many gathered that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them.
3 And four men came to him with one on a bed who had no power of moving. 3 Some men came, bringing to him a paralytic, carried by four of them.
4 And when they were unable to get near him because of all the people, they got the roof uncovered where he was: and when it was broken up, they let down the bed on which the man was. 4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus and, after digging through it, lowered the mat the paralyzed man was lying on.
5 And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to him, Son, you have forgiveness for your sins. 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven."
6 But there were certain of the scribes seated there, and reasoning in their hearts, 6 Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves,
7 Why does this man say such things? he has no respect for God: from whom does forgiveness come but from God only? 7 "Why does this fellow talk like that? He's blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
8 And Jesus, having knowledge in his spirit of their thoughts, said to them, Why are you reasoning about these things in your hearts? 8 Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, "Why are you thinking these things?
9 Which is the simpler, to say to a man who is ill, You have forgiveness for your sins, or, Get up, take up your bed, and go? 9 Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up, take your mat and walk'?
10 But so that you may see that the Son of man has authority for the forgiveness of sins on earth, (he said to the man,) 10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins . . ." He said to the paralytic,
11 I say to you, Get up, take up your bed, and go to your house. 11 "I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home."
12 And he got up, and straight away took up the bed and went out before them all, so that they were all full of wonder, and gave glory to God, saying, We have never seen anything like this. 12 He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, "We have never seen anything like this!"
13 And he went out again by the seaside; and all the people came to him, and he gave them teaching. 13 Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them.
14 And when he went by, he saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, seated at the place where taxes were taken, and he said to him, Come with me. And he got up, and went with him. 14 As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector's booth. "Follow me," Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him.
15 And it came about that he was seated at meat in his house, and a number of tax-farmers and sinners were at table with Jesus and his disciples: for there were a great number of them, and they came after him. 15 While Jesus was having dinner at Levi's house, many tax collectors and "sinners" were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him.
16 And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was taking food with the tax-farmers and sinners, said to his disciples, Why does he take food and drink with such men? 16 When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the "sinners" and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: "Why does he eat with tax collectors and 'sinners'?"
17 And Jesus, hearing it, said to them, Those who are well have no need of a medical man, but those who are ill: I have come not to get the upright but sinners. 17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
18 And John's disciples and the Pharisees were taking no food: and they came and said to him, Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees go without food, but your disciples do not? 18 Now John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. Some people came and asked Jesus, "How is it that John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees are fasting, but yours are not?"
19 And Jesus said to them, Will the friends of a newly-married man go without food while he is with them? as long as they have him with them they will not go without food. 19 Jesus answered, "How can the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? They cannot, so long as they have him with them.
20 But the days will come when the husband will be taken away from them, and then they will go without food. 20 But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and on that day they will fast.
21 No man puts a bit of new cloth on an old coat: or the new, by pulling away from the old, makes a worse hole. 21 "No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. If he does, the new piece will pull away from the old, making the tear worse.
22 And no man puts new wine into old wine-skins: or the skins will be burst by the wine, and the wine and the skins will be wasted: but new wine has to be put into new wine-skins. 22 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, he pours new wine into new wineskins."
23 And it came about that on the Sabbath day he was going through the grain-fields; and while they were walking, his disciples took the heads of grain. 23 One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain.
24 And the Pharisees said to him, Why are they doing what it is not right to do on the Sabbath? 24 The Pharisees said to him, "Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?"
25 And he said to them, Have you no knowledge of what David did, when he had need and was without food, he, and those who were with him? 25 He answered, "Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need?
26 How he went into the house of God when Abiathar was high priest, and took for food the holy bread, which only the priests may take, and gave it to those who were with him? 26 In the days of Abiathar the high priest, he entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions."
27 And he said to them, The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath; 27 Then he said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.
28 So that the Son of man is lord even of the Sabbath. 28 So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath."