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1 Now it came about that while the people came pushing to be near him, and to have knowledge of the word of God, he was by a wide stretch of water named Gennesaret; 1 One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the people crowding around him and listening to the word of God,
2 And he saw two boats by the edge of the water, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. 2 he saw at the water's edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets.
3 And he got into one of the boats, the property of Simon, and made a request to him to go a little way out from the land. And being seated he gave the people teaching from the boat. 3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.
4 And when his talk was ended, he said to Simon, Go out into deep water, and let down your nets for fish. 4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch."
5 And Simon, answering, said, Master, we were working all night and we took nothing: but at your word I will let down the nets. 5 Simon answered, "Master, we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets."
6 And when they had done this, they got such a great number of fish that it seemed as if their nets would be broken; 6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.
7 And they made signs to their friends in the other boat to come to their help. And they came, and the two boats were so full that they were going down. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.
8 But Simon, when he saw it, went down at the knees of Jesus and said, Go away from me, O Lord, for I am a sinner. 8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus' knees and said, "Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!"
9 For he was full of wonder and so were all those who were with him, at the number of fish which they had taken; 9 For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken,
10 And so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were working with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, Have no fear; from this time forward you will be a fisher of men. 10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon's partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, "Don't be afraid; from now on you will catch men."
11 And when they had got their boats to the land, they gave up everything and went after him. 11 So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.
12 And it came about that while he was in one of the towns, there was a leper there: and when he saw Jesus he went down on his face in prayer to him, saying, Lord, if it is your pleasure, you have power to make me clean. 12 While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean."
13 And he put out his hand to him and said, It is my pleasure; be clean. And straight away his disease went from him. 13 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" And immediately the leprosy left him.
14 And he gave him orders: Say nothing to any man, but let the priest see you and give an offering so that you may be made clean, as the law of Moses says, and for a witness to them. 14 Then Jesus ordered him, "Don't tell anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them."
15 But news of him went out all the more, in every direction, and great numbers of people came together to give hearing to his words and to be made well from their diseases. 15 Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses.
16 But he went away by himself to a waste place for prayer. 16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
17 And it came about that on one of these days he was teaching; and some Pharisees and teachers of the law were seated there, who had come from every town of Galilee and Judaea and from Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was with him, to make those who were ill free from their diseases. 17 One day as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law, who had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem, were sitting there. And the power of the Lord was present for him to heal the sick.
18 And some men had with them, on a bed, a man who was ill, without power of moving; and they made attempts to get him in and put him before Jesus. 18 Some men came carrying a paralytic on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus.
19 And because of the mass of people, there was no way to get him in; so they went up on the top of the house and let him down through the roof, on his bed, into the middle in front of Jesus. 19 When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus.
20 And seeing their faith he said, Man, you have forgiveness for your sins. 20 When Jesus saw their faith, he said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven."
21 And the scribes and Pharisees were having an argument, saying, Who is this, who has no respect for God? who is able to give forgiveness for sins, but God only? 21 The Pharisees and the teachers of the law began thinking to themselves, "Who is this fellow who speaks blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
22 But Jesus, who had knowledge of their thoughts, said to them, Why are you reasoning in your hearts? 22 Jesus knew what they were thinking and asked, "Why are you thinking these things in your hearts?
23 Which is the simpler: to say, You have forgiveness for your sins; or to say, Get up and go? 23 Which is easier: to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up and walk'?
24 But so that you may see that on earth the Son of man has authority for the forgiveness of sins, (he said to the man who was ill,) I say to you, Get up, and take up your bed, and go into your house. 24 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins . . ." He said to the paralyzed man, "I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home."
25 And straight away he got up before them, and took up his bed and went away to his house giving praise to God. 25 Immediately he stood up in front of them, took what he had been lying on and went home praising God.
26 And wonder overcame them all, and they gave glory to God; and they were full of fear, saying, We have seen strange things today. 26 Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, "We have seen remarkable things today."
27 And after these things he went out, and saw Levi, a tax-farmer, seated at the place where taxes were taken, and said to him, Come after me. 27 After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. "Follow me," Jesus said to him,
28 And giving up his business, he got up and went after him. 28 and Levi got up, left everything and followed him.
29 And Levi made a great feast for him in his house: and a great number of tax-farmers and others were seated at table with them. 29 Then Levi held a great banquet for Jesus at his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them.
30 And the Pharisees and their scribes made protests against his disciples, saying, Why do you take food and drink with tax-farmers and sinners? 30 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and 'sinners'?"
31 And Jesus, answering, said to them, Those who are well have no need of a medical man, but those who are ill. 31 Jesus answered them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.
32 I have come, not to get the upright, but sinners, so that they may be turned from their sins. 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
33 And they said to him, The disciples of John frequently go without food, and make prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees; but your disciples take food and drink. 33 They said to him, "John's disciples often fast and pray, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours go on eating and drinking."
34 And Jesus said, Are you able to make the friends of the newly-married man go without food when he is with them? 34 Jesus answered, "Can you make the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them?
35 But the days will come when he will be taken away from them, and then they will go without food. 35 But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; in those days they will fast."
36 And he said to them, in a story, No man takes a bit of cloth from a new coat and puts it on to an old coat, for so the new coat would be damaged and the bit from the new would not go well with the old. 36 He told them this parable: "No one tears a patch from a new garment and sews it on an old one. If he does, he will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old.
37 And no man puts new wine into old wine-skins, for fear that the skins will be burst by the new wine, and the wine be let out, and the skins come to destruction. 37 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined.
38 But new wine has to be put into new wine-skins. 38 No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins.
39 And no man, having had old wine, has any desire for new, for he says, The old is better. 39 And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for he says, 'The old is better.' "