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1 Jesus got into the boat and went back across the lake to his own town, 1 Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town.
2 where some people brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a bed. When Jesus saw how much faith they had, he said to the paralyzed man, "Courage, my son! Your sins are forgiven." 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 Then some teachers of the Law said to themselves, "This man is speaking blasphemy!" 3 At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, "This fellow is blaspheming!"
4 Jesus perceived what they were thinking, and so he said, "Why are you thinking such evil things? 4 Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, "Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts?
5 Is it easier to say, "Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, "Get up and walk'? 5 Which is easier: to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up and walk'?
6 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, "Get up, pick up your bed, and go home!" 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 The man got up and went home. 7 And the man got up and went home.
8 When the people saw it, they were afraid, and praised God for giving such authority to people. 8 When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to men.
9 Jesus left that place, and as he walked along, he saw a tax collector, named Matthew, sitting in his office. He said to him, "Follow me." Matthew got up and followed 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 While Jesus was having a meal in Matthew's house, many tax collectors and other outcasts came and joined Jesus and his disciples at the table. 10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew's house, many tax collectors and "sinners" came and ate with him and his disciples.
11 Some Pharisees saw this and asked his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with such people?" 11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and 'sinners'?"
12 Jesus heard them and answered, "People who are well do not need a doctor, but only those who are sick. 12 On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.
13 Go and find out what is meant by the scripture that says: "It is kindness that I want, not animal sacrifices.' I have not come to call respectable people, but outcasts." 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 followers of John the Baptist came to Jesus, asking, "Why is it that we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples don't fast at all?" 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 Jesus answered, "Do you expect the guests at a wedding party to be sad as long as the bridegroom is with them? Of course not! But the day will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast. 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 "No one patches up an old coat with a piece of new cloth, for the new patch will shrink and make an even bigger hole in the coat. 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 Nor does anyone pour new wine into used wineskins, for the skins will burst, the wine will pour out, and the skins will be ruined. Instead, new wine is poured into fresh wineskins, and both will keep in good condition." 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 Jesus was saying this, a Jewish official came to him, knelt down before him, and said, "My daughter has just died; but come and place your hands on her, and she will live." 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 So Jesus got up and followed him, and his disciples went along with him. 19 Jesus got up and went with him, and so did his disciples.
20 A woman who had suffered from severe bleeding for twelve years came up behind Jesus and touched the edge of his cloak. 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 She said to herself, "If only I touch his cloak, I will get well." 21 She said to herself, "If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed."
22 Jesus turned around and saw her, and said, "Courage, my daughter! Your faith has made you well." At that very moment the woman became well. 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 Then Jesus went into the official's house. When he saw the musicians for the funeral and the people all stirred up, 23 When Jesus entered the ruler's house and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd,
24 he said, "Get out, everybody! The little girl is not dead - she is only sleeping!" Then they all started making fun of him. 24 he said, "Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep." But they laughed at him.
25 But as soon as the people had been put out, Jesus went into the girl's room and took hold of her hand, and she 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 The news about this spread all over that part of the country. 26 News of this spread through all that region.
27 Jesus left that place, and as he walked along, two blind men started following him. "Have mercy on us, Son of David!" they shouted. 27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!"
28 When Jesus had gone indoors, the two blind men came to him, and he asked them, "Do you believe that I can heal you?" "Yes, sir!" they answered. 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 Jesus touched their eyes and said, "Let it happen, then, just as you believe!" - 29 Then he touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith will it be done to you";
30 and their sight was restored. Jesus spoke sternly to them, "Don't tell this to anyone!" 30 and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, "See that no one knows about this."
31 But they left and spread the news about Jesus all over that part of the country. 31 But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region.
32 As the men were leaving, some people brought to Jesus a man who could not talk because he had a demon. 32 While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus.
33 But as soon as the demon was driven out, the man started talking, and everyone was amazed. "We have never seen anything like this in Israel!" they exclaimed. 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, "It is the chief of the demons who gives Jesus the power to drive out demons." 34 But the Pharisees said, "It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons."
35 Jesus went around visiting all the towns and villages. He taught in the synagogues, preached the Good News about the Kingdom, and healed people with every kind of disease and sickness. 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 As he saw the crowds, his heart was filled with pity for them, because they were worried and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
37 So he said to his disciples, "The harvest is large, but there are few workers to gather it in. 37 Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
38 Pray to the owner of the harvest that he will send out workers to gather in his harvest." 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."