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1 So He got into a boat, crossed over, and came to His own city. 1 Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town.
2 Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, "Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you." 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 at once some of the scribes said within themselves, "This Man blasphemes!" 3 At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, "This fellow is blaspheming!"
4 But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts? 4 Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, "Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts?
5 For which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Arise and walk'? 5 Which is easier: to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up and walk'?
6 But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins"--then He said to the paralytic, "Arise, 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 arose and departed to his house. 7 And the man got up and went home.
8 Now when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such power 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 passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, "Follow Me." So he arose 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 Now it happened, as Jesus sat at the table in the house, that behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Him 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 Teacher eat with 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 When Jesus heard that, He said to them, "Those who are well have no need of 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 mercy and not sacrifice.' For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance." 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 fast often, 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, "Can the friends of the bridegroom mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days 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 puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and the tear is made worse. 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 they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new 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 spoke these things to them, behold, a ruler came and worshiped Him, saying, "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 So Jesus arose and followed him, and so did His disciples. 19 Jesus got up and went with him, and so did his disciples.
20 And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment. 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 said to herself, "If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well." 21 She said to herself, "If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed."
22 But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, "Be of good cheer, daughter; 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 When Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd wailing, 23 When Jesus entered the ruler's house and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd,
24 He said to them, "Make room, for the girl is not dead, but sleeping." And they ridiculed Him. 24 he said, "Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep." But they laughed at him.
25 But when the crowd was put outside, He went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose. 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 report of this went out into all that land. 26 News of this spread through all that region.
27 When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, "Son of David, have mercy on us!" 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, "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, "According to your faith let it be 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 opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, saying, "See that no one knows it." 30 and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, "See that no one knows about this."
31 But when they had departed, they spread the news about Him in all that country. 31 But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region.
32 As they went out, behold, they brought to Him a man, mute and demon-possessed. 32 While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus.
33 And when the demon was cast out, the mute spoke. And the multitudes marveled, saying, "It was never seen like this 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, "He casts out 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 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. 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 the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no 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 truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. 37 Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
38 Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."