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Matthew 9 WNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Accordingly He went on board, and crossing over came to His own town. 1 Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town.
2 Here they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. Seeing their faith Jesus said to the paralytic, "Take courage, my child; your sins are pardoned." 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 "Such language is impious," said some of the Scribes among themselves. 3 At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, "This fellow is blaspheming!"
4 Knowing their thoughts Jesus said, "Why are you cherishing evil thoughts in your hearts? 4 Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, "Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts?
5 Why, which is easier? --to say, `Your sins are pardoned,' or to say `Rise up and walk'? 5 Which is easier: to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up and walk'?
6 But, to prove to you that the Son of Man has authority on earth to pardon sins" --He then says to the paralytic, "Rise, and take 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 off home. 7 And the man got up and went home.
8 And the crowds were awe-struck when they saw it, and ascribed the glory to God who had entrusted such power to a man. 8 When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to men.
9 Passing on thence Jesus saw a man called Matthew sitting at the Toll Office, and said to him, "Follow me." And 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 And while He was reclining at table, a large number of tax-gathers and notorious sinners were of the party 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 The Pharisees noticed this, and they inquired of His disciples, "Why does your Teacher eat with the tax-gatherers and notorious sinners?" 11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and 'sinners'?"
12 He heard the question and replied, "It is not men in good health who require a doctor, but the 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, `It is mercy that I desire, not sacrifice'; for I did not come to appeal to the righteous, but to 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 At that time John's disciples came and asked Jesus, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast, 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 "Can the bridegroom's party mourn," He replied, "as long as the bridegroom is with them? But other days will come (when the Bridegroom has been taken 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 ever mends an old cloak with a patch of newly woven cloth. Otherwise, the patch put on would tear away some of the old, and a worse hole would be 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 Nor do people pour new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the skins would split, the wine would escape, and the skins be destroyed. But they put new wine into fresh skins, and both are saved." 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 thus speaking, a Ruler came up and profoundly bowing said, "My daughter is just dead; but come and put your hand upon her and she will return 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 rose and followed him, as did also His disciples. 19 Jesus got up and went with him, and so did his disciples.
20 But a woman who for twelve years had been afflicted with haemorrhage came behind Him and touched the tassel 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 said to herself, "If I but touch His cloak, I shall be cured." 21 She said to herself, "If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed."
22 And Jesus turned and saw her, and said, "Take courage, daughter; your faith has cured you." And the woman was restored to health from that moment. 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 Entering the Ruler's house, Jesus saw the flute-players and the crowd loudly wailing, 23 When Jesus entered the ruler's house and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd,
24 and He said, "Go out of the room; the little girl is not dead, but asleep." And they laughed at Him. 24 he said, "Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep." But they laughed at him.
25 When however the place was cleared of the crowd, Jesus went in, and on His taking the little girl by the hand, she rose 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 report of this spread throughout all that district. 26 News of this spread through all that region.
27 As Jesus passed on, two blind men followed Him, shouting and saying, "Pity 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 And when He had gone indoors, they came to Him. "Do you believe that I can do this?" He asked them. "Yes, Sir," they replied. 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 So He touched their eyes and said, "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 Then their eyes were opened. And assuming a stern tone Jesus said to them, "Be careful to let no one know." 30 and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, "See that no one knows about this."
31 But they went out and published His fame in all that district. 31 But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region.
32 And as they were leaving His presence a dumb demoniac 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 When the demon was expelled, the dumb man could speak. And the crowds exclaimed in astonishment, "Never was such a thing 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 maintained, "It is by the power of the Prince of the demons that he drives out the demons." 34 But the Pharisees said, "It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons."
35 And Jesus continued His circuits through all the towns and the villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom, and curing every kind of disease and infirmity. 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 And when He saw the crowds He was touched with pity for them, because they were distressed and were fainting on the ground like sheep which have 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 is abundant, but the reapers are few; 37 Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
38 therefore entreat the Owner of the Harvest to send out reapers into His fields." 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."