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Matthew 9 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And he got into a boat and went across and came to his town. 1 Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town.
2 And they took to him a man stretched on a bed who had no power of moving; and Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the man who was ill, Son, take heart; you have forgiveness for your sins. 2 Some men brought to him a paralytic, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven."
3 And some of the scribes said among themselves, This man has no respect for God. 3 At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, "This fellow is blaspheming!"
4 And Jesus, having knowledge of what was in their minds, said, Why are your thoughts evil? 4 Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, "Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts?
5 For which is the simpler, to say, You have forgiveness for your sins; or to say, Get up and go? 5 Which is easier: to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up and walk'?
6 But so that you may see that on earth the Son of man has authority for the forgiveness of sins, (then said he to the man who was ill,) Get up, and take up your bed, and go to your house. 6 But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins . . ." Then he said to the paralytic, "Get up, take your mat and go home."
7 And he got up and went away to his house. 7 And the man got up and went home.
8 But when the people saw it they were full of fear, and gave glory to God who had given such authority to men. 8 When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to men.
9 And when Jesus was going from there, he saw a man whose name was Matthew, seated at the place where taxes were taken; and he said to him, Come after me. And he got up and went after him. 9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector's booth. "Follow me," he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.
10 And it came about, when he was in the house taking food, that a number of tax-farmers and sinners came and took their places with Jesus and his disciples. 10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew's house, many tax collectors and "sinners" came and ate with him and his disciples.
11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples, Why does your Master take food with tax-farmers and sinners? 11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and 'sinners'?"
12 But on hearing this he said, Those who are well have no need of a medical man, but those who are ill. 12 On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.
13 But go and take to heart the sense of these words, My desire is for mercy, not offerings: for I have come not to get the upright, but sinners. 13 But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
14 Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees frequently go without food, but your disciples do not? 14 Then John's disciples came and asked him, "How is it that we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?"
15 And Jesus said to them, Will the friends of the newly-married man be sad as long as he is with them? But the days will come when he will be taken away from them, and then will they go without food. 15 Jesus answered, "How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast.
16 And no man puts a bit of new cloth on an old coat, for by pulling away from the old, it makes a worse hole. 16 "No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse.
17 And men do not put new wine into old wine-skins; or the skins will be burst and the wine will come out, and the skins are of no more use: but they put new wine into new wine-skins, and so the two will be safe. 17 Neither do men pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved."
18 While he was saying these things to them, there came a ruler and gave him worship, saying, My daughter is even now dead; but come and put your hand on her, and she will come back to life. 18 While he was saying this, a ruler came and knelt before him and said, "My daughter has just died. But come and put your hand on her, and she will live."
19 And Jesus got up and went after him, and so did his disciples. 19 Jesus got up and went with him, and so did his disciples.
20 And a woman, who for twelve years had had a flow of blood, came after him, and put her hand on the edge of his robe: 20 Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak.
21 Because, she said to herself, if I may but put my hand on his robe, I will be made well. 21 She said to herself, "If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed."
22 But Jesus, turning and seeing her, said, Daughter, take heart; your faith has made you well. And the woman was made well from that hour. 22 Jesus turned and saw her. "Take heart, daughter," he said, "your faith has healed you." And the woman was healed from that moment.
23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house and saw the players with their instruments and the people making a noise, 23 When Jesus entered the ruler's house and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd,
24 He said, Make room; for the girl is not dead, but sleeping. And they were laughing at him. 24 he said, "Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep." But they laughed at him.
25 But when the people were sent out, he went in and took her by the hand; and the girl got up. 25 After the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took the girl by the hand, and she got up.
26 And the news of it went out into all that land. 26 News of this spread through all that region.
27 And when Jesus went on from there, two blind men came after him, crying out, Have mercy on us, you Son of David. 27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!"
28 And when he had come into the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, Have you faith that I am able to do this? They said to him, Yes, Lord. 28 When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" "Yes, Lord," they replied.
29 Then he put his hand on their eyes, saying, As your faith is, let it be done to you. 29 Then he touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith will it be done to you";
30 And their eyes were made open. And Jesus said to them sharply, Let no man have knowledge of it. 30 and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, "See that no one knows about this."
31 But they went out and gave news of him in all that land. 31 But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region.
32 And while they were going away, there came to him a man without the power of talking, and with an evil spirit. 32 While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus.
33 And when the evil spirit had been sent out, the man had the power of talking: and they were all surprised, saying, Such a thing has never been seen in Israel. 33 And when the demon was driven out, the man who had been mute spoke. The crowd was amazed and said, "Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel."
34 But the Pharisees said, By the ruler of evil spirits, he sends evil spirits out of men. 34 But the Pharisees said, "It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons."
35 And Jesus went about all the towns and small places, teaching in their Synagogues and preaching the good news of the kingdom and making well all sorts of disease and pain. 35 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.
36 But when he saw all the people he was moved with pity for them, because they were troubled and wandering like sheep without a keeper. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
37 Then he said to his disciples, There is much grain but not enough men to get it in. 37 Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
38 Make prayer, then, to the Lord of the grain-fields, that he may send out workers to get in his grain. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."