Try out the new BibleStudyTools.com. Click here!

Mark 2 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
  Search
Common English Bible (CEB) New International Version (NIV)
1 After a few days, Jesus went back to Capernaum, and people heard that he was at home. 1 A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home.
2 So many gathered that there was no longer space, not even near the door. Jesus was speaking the word to them. 2 So many gathered that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them.
3 Some people arrived, and four of them were bringing to him a man who was paralyzed. 3 Some men came, bringing to him a paralytic, carried by four of them.
4 They couldn't carry him through the crowd, so they tore off part of the roof above where Jesus was. When they had made an opening, they lowered the mat on which the paralyzed man was lying. 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 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Child, your sins are forgiven!" 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven."
6 Some legal experts were sitting there, muttering among themselves, 6 Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves,
7 "Why does he speak this way? He's insulting God. Only the one God can forgive sins." 7 "Why does this fellow talk like that? He's blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
8 Jesus immediately recognized what they were discussing, and he said to them, "Why do you fill your minds with these questions? 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 easier—to say to a paralyzed person, ‘Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, ‘Get up, take up your bed, and walk'? 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 you will know that the Human One has authority on the earth to forgive sins"—he said to the man who was paralyzed, 10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins . . ." He said to the paralytic,
11 "Get up, take your mat, and go home." 11 "I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home."
12 Jesus raised him up, and right away he picked up his mat and walked out in front of everybody. They were all amazed and praised God, saying, "We've 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 Jesus went out beside the lake again. The whole crowd came to him, and he began to teach them. 13 Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them.
14 As he continued along, he saw Levi, Alphaeus' son, sitting at a kiosk for collecting taxes. Jesus said to him, "Follow me." Levi got up and followed 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 Jesus sat down to eat at Levi's house. Many tax collectors and sinners were eating with Jesus and his disciples. Indeed, many of them had become his followers. 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 When some of the legal experts from among the Pharisees saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples, "Why is he eating with sinners and tax collectors?" 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 When Jesus heard it, he said to them, "Healthy people don't need a doctor, but sick people do. I didn't come to call righteous people, 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 John's disciples and the Pharisees had a habit of fasting. Some people asked Jesus, "Why do John's disciples and the Pharisees' disciples fast, but yours don't?" 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 Jesus said, “The wedding guests can't fast while the groom is with them, can they? As long as they have the groom with them, they can't fast. 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 groom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast. 20 But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and on that day they will fast.
21 "No one sews a piece of new, unshrunk cloth on old clothes; otherwise, the patch tears away from it, the new from the old, and makes a worse tear. 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 No one pours new wine into old leather wineskins; otherwise, the wine would burst the wineskins and the wine would be lost and the wineskins destroyed. But new wine is for new wineskins." 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 Jesus went through the wheat fields on the Sabbath. As the disciples made their way, they were picking the heads of wheat. 23 One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain.
24 The Pharisees said to Jesus, "Look! Why are they breaking the Sabbath law?" 24 The Pharisees said to him, "Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?"
25 He said to them, "Haven't you ever read what David did when he was in need, when he and those with him were hungry? 25 He answered, "Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need?
26 During the time when Abiathar was high priest, David went into God's house and ate the bread of the presence, which only the priests were allowed to eat. He also gave bread 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 Then he said, "The Sabbath was created for humans; humans weren't created for the Sabbath. 27 Then he said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.
28 This is why the Human One is Lord even over the Sabbath." 28 So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath."