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Mark 2 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A few days later, Jesus entered Capernaum again. The people heard that he had come home. 1 A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home.
2 So many people gathered that there was no room left. There was not even room outside the door. And Jesus preached the word to them. 2 So many gathered that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them.
3 Four of those who came were carrying a man who could not walk. 3 Some men came, bringing to him a paralytic, carried by four of them.
4 But they could not get him close to Jesus because of the crowd. So they made a hole in the roof above Jesus. Then they lowered the man through it on a mat. 4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus and, after digging through it, lowered the mat the paralyzed man was lying on.
5 Jesus saw their faith. So he said to the man, "Son, your sins are forgiven." 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven."
6 Some teachers of the law were sitting there. They were thinking, 6 Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves,
7 "Why is this fellow talking like that? He's saying a very evil thing! Only God can forgive sins!" 7 "Why does this fellow talk like that? He's blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
8 Right away Jesus knew what they were thinking. So he said to them, "Why are you thinking these things? 8 Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, "Why are you thinking these things?
9 Is it easier to say to this man, 'Your sins are forgiven'? Or to say, 'Get up, take your mat and walk'? 9 Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up, take your mat and walk'?
10 I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins." Then Jesus spoke to the man who could not walk. 10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins . . ." He said to the paralytic,
11 "I tell you," he said, "get up. Take your mat and go home." 11 "I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home."
12 The man got up and took his mat. Then he walked away while everyone watched. All the people were amazed. They praised God and said, "We have never seen anything like this!" 12 He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, "We have never seen anything like this!"
13 Once again Jesus went out beside the Sea of Galilee. A large crowd came to him. He began to teach them. 13 Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them.
14 As he walked along he saw Levi, son of Alphaeus. Levi was sitting at the tax collector's booth. "Follow me," Jesus told him. Levi got up and followed him. 14 As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector's booth. "Follow me," Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him.
15 Later Jesus was having dinner at Levi's house. Many tax collectors and "sinners" were eating with him and his disciples. They were part of the large crowd following Jesus. 15 While Jesus was having dinner at Levi's house, many tax collectors and "sinners" were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him.
16 Some teachers of the law who were Pharisees were there. They saw Jesus eating with "sinners" and tax collectors. So they asked his disciples, "Why does he eat with tax collectors and 'sinners'?" 16 When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the "sinners" and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: "Why does he eat with tax collectors and 'sinners'?"
17 Jesus heard that. So he said to them, "Those who are healthy don't need a doctor. Sick people do. I have not come to get those who think they are right with God to follow me. I have come to get sinners to follow me." 17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
18 John's disciples and the Pharisees were going without eating. Some people came to Jesus. They said to him, "John's disciples are fasting. The disciples of the Pharisees are also fasting. But your disciples are not. Why aren't they?" 18 Now John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. Some people came and asked Jesus, "How is it that John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees are fasting, but yours are not?"
19 Jesus answered, "How can the guests of the groom go without eating while he is with them? They will not fast as long as he is with them. 19 Jesus answered, "How can the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? They cannot, so long as they have him with them.
20 But the time will come when the groom will be taken away from them. On that day they will go without eating. 20 But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and on that day they will fast.
21 "People don't sew a patch of new cloth on old clothes. If they do, the new piece will pull away from the old. That will make the tear worse. 21 "No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. If he does, the new piece will pull away from the old, making the tear worse.
22 People don't pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the wine will burst the skins. Then the wine and the wineskins will both be destroyed. No, everyone pours new wine into new wineskins." 22 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, he pours new wine into new wineskins."
23 One Sabbath day Jesus was walking with his disciples through the grainfields. The disciples began to break off some heads of grain. 23 One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain.
24 The Pharisees said to Jesus, "Look! It is against the Law to do this on the Sabbath. Why are your disciples doing it?" 24 The Pharisees said to him, "Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?"
25 He answered, "Haven't you ever read about what David did? He and his men were hungry. They needed food. 25 He answered, "Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need?
26 It was when Abiathar was high priest. David entered the house of God and ate the holy bread. Only priests were allowed to eat it. David also gave some to his men." 26 In the days of Abiathar the high priest, he entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions."
27 Then Jesus said to them, "The Sabbath day was made for man. Man was not made for the Sabbath day. 27 Then he said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.
28 So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath day." 28 So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath."