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1 He entered into a boat, and crossed over, and came into his own city. 1 Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town.
2 Behold, they brought to him a man who was paralyzed, lying on a bed. Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, "Son, cheer up! 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 Behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, "This man blasphemes." 3 At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, "This fellow is blaspheming!"
4 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;' 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 that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins..." (then he said to the paralytic), "Get up, and take up your mat, and go up 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 He arose and departed to his house. 7 And the man got up and went home.
8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marveled 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 passed by from there, he saw a man called Matthew, sitting at the tax collection office. He said to him, "Follow me." 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 It happened, as he sat at the table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down 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 it, they said to his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat 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 When Jesus heard it, he said to them, "Those who are healthy have no need for a physician, but those who are sick do. 12 On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.
13 But you go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,' for I came not 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 John's disciples came to him, saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples don't 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 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 would tear away from the garment, and a worse hole is made. 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 Neither do people put new wine into old wineskins, or else the skins would burst, and the wine be spilled, and the skins ruined. No, 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 told 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 Jesus got up and followed him, as did his disciples. 19 Jesus got up and went with him, and so did his disciples.
20 Behold, a woman, who had an issue of blood for twelve years, came behind him, and touched the tassels 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 within herself, "If I just touch his garment, I will be made well." 21 She said to herself, "If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed."
22 But Jesus, turning around and seeing her, said, "Daughter, cheer up! 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 crowd in noisy disorder, 23 When Jesus entered the ruler's house and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd,
24 he said to them, "Make room, because the young lady isn't dead, but sleeping." They were ridiculing 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 out, he entered in, took her by the hand, and the young lady arose. 25 After the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took the girl by the hand, and she got up.
26 The report of this went forth into all that land. 26 News of this spread through all that region.
27 As Jesus passed by from there, two blind men followed him, calling out and saying, "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 had come into the house, the blind men came to him. Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They told 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 be it done to you." 29 Then he touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith will it be done to you";
30 Their eyes were opened. Jesus strictly charged them, saying, "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 abroad his fame in all that land. 31 But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region.
32 As they went forth, behold, there was brought to him a mute man who was demon possessed. 32 While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus.
33 When the demon was cast out, the mute man spoke. The multitudes marveled, 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 said, "By the prince of the demons, he casts out demons." 34 But the Pharisees said, "It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons."
35 Jesus went about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness 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, as 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 indeed is plentiful, but the laborers are few. 37 Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
38 Pray therefore that the Lord of the harvest will send forth laborers into his harvest." 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."