Matthew 9 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Getting into a boat, Jesus crossed over the sea and came to His own city. 1 Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town.
2 And they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralytic, "Take courage, 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 And some of the scribes said to themselves, "This fellow blasphemes." 3 At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, "This fellow is blaspheming!"
4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, "Why are you thinking evil in your hearts ? 4 Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, "Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts?
5 "Which is 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 "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, 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 And he got up and went home. 7 And the man got up and went home.
8 But when the crowds saw this, they were awestruck, and glorified 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 As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man called Matthew, sitting in the tax collector's booth ; and He said to him, "Follow Me!" And he 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 Then it happened that as Jesus was reclining at the table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were dining 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 When the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, "Why is your Teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners ?" 11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and 'sinners'?"
12 But when Jesus heard this, He said, "It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick. 12 On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.
13 "But go and learn what this means : 'I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT SACRIFICE,' for I did not come to call the righteous, 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, asking, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast ?" 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, "The attendants of the bridegroom cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them, can they? But the days will come when the bridegroom is 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 "But no one puts a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment ; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and a worse tear results. 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 do people put new wine into old wineskins ; otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine pours out and the wineskins are ruined ; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved." 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, a synagogue official came and bowed down before Him, and said, "My daughter has just died ; but come and lay Your hand 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 Jesus got up and began to follow him, and so did His disciples. 19 Jesus got up and went with him, and so did his disciples.
20 And a woman who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years, came up behind Him and touched the fringe 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 for she was saying to herself, "If I only touch His garment, I will get 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 courage ; your faith has made you well." At once the woman was made 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 When Jesus came into the official's house, and saw the flute-players and the crowd in noisy disorder, 23 When Jesus entered the ruler's house and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd,
24 He said, "Leave ; for the girl has not died, but is asleep." And they began laughing at Him. 24 he said, "Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep." But they laughed at him.
25 But when the crowd had been sent out, He entered 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 This news spread throughout all that land. 26 News of this spread through all that region.
27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out, "Have mercy on us, 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 When He entered the house, the blind men came up to Him, and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe 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 touched their eyes, saying, "It shall be done to you according to your faith." 29 Then he touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith will it be done to you";
30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them: "See that no one knows about this!" 30 and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, "See that no one knows about this."
31 But they went out and spread the news about Him throughout all that land. 31 But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region.
32 As they were going out, a mute, demon-possessed man was brought to Him. 32 While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus.
33 After the demon was cast out, the mute man spoke ; and the crowds were amazed, and were saying, "Nothing like this has ever 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 were saying, "He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons." 34 But the Pharisees said, "It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons."
35 Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of 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 Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited 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 Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. 37 Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
38 "Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest." 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."