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Mark 2 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Several days later Jesus came back to Capernaum. The report went out that he was home. 1 A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home.
2 Many people had gathered. There was no room left, even in front of the door. Jesus was speaking [God's] 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 Four men came to him carrying a paralyzed man. 3 Some men came, bringing to him a paralytic, carried by four of them.
4 Since they could not bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof over the place where Jesus was. Then they lowered the cot 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 man, "Friend, your sins are forgiven." 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven."
6 Some scribes were sitting there. They thought, 6 Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves,
7 "Why does he talk this way? He's dishonoring God. Who besides God can forgive sins?" 7 "Why does this fellow talk like that? He's blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
8 At once, Jesus knew inwardly what they were thinking. He asked them, "Why do you have these thoughts? 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 Is it easier to say to this paralyzed man, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up, pick up your cot, 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 I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins." Then he said to the paralyzed 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'm telling you to get up, pick up your cot, and go home!" 11 "I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home."
12 The man got up, immediately picked up his cot, and walked away while everyone watched. Everyone was amazed and praised 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 Jesus went to the seashore again. Large crowds came to him, and he taught them. 13 Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them.
14 When Jesus was leaving, he saw Levi, son of Alphaeus, sitting in a tax office. Jesus said to him, "Follow me!" So 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 Later Jesus was having dinner at Levi's house. Many tax collectors and sinners who were followers of Jesus were eating with him and his disciples. 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 the scribes who were Pharisees saw him eating with sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples, "Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?" 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 that, he said to them, "Healthy people don't need a doctor; those who are sick do. I've come to call sinners, not people who think they have God's approval." 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 were fasting. Some people came to Jesus and said to him, "Why do John's disciples and the Pharisees' disciples fast, but your disciples 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 replied, "Can wedding guests fast while the groom is still with them? As long as they have the groom with them, they cannot 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 time will come when the groom will be taken away from them. 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 patches an old coat with a new piece of cloth that will shrink. Otherwise, the new patch will shrink and rip away some of the old cloth, and the tear will become worse. 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 People don't pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the wine will make the skins burst, and both the wine and the skins will be ruined. Rather, new wine is to be poured into fresh 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 Once on a day of worship Jesus was going through the grainfields. As the disciples walked along, they began to pick 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 The Pharisees asked him, "Look! Why are your disciples doing something that is not permitted on the day of worship?" 24 The Pharisees said to him, "Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?"
25 Jesus asked them, "Haven't you ever read what David did when he and his men were in need and were hungry? 25 He answered, "Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need?
26 Haven't you ever read how he went into the house of God when Abiathar was chief priest and ate the bread of the presence? He had no right to eat those loaves. Only the priests have that right. Haven't you ever read how he also gave some of it to his men?" 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 added, "The day of worship was made for people, not people for the day of worship. 27 Then he said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.
28 For this reason the Son of Man has authority over the day of worship." 28 So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath."