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Matthew 9 CEBA/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Boarding a boat, Jesus crossed to the other side of the lake and went to his own city. 1 Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town.
2 People brought to him a man who was paralyzed, lying on a cot. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man who was paralyzed, "Be encouraged, my child, your sins are forgiven." 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 Some legal experts said among themselves, "This man is insulting God." 3 At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, "This fellow is blaspheming!"
4 But Jesus knew what they were thinking and said, "Why do you fill your minds with evil things? 4 Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, "Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts?
5 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 so you will know that the Human One has authority on the earth to forgive sins"—he said to the man who was paralyzed—"Get up, take your cot, 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 The man got up and went home. 7 And the man got up and went home.
8 When the crowds saw what had happened, they were afraid and praised God, who had given such authority to human beings. 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 continued on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at a kiosk for collecting taxes. He said to him, "Follow me," and 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 As Jesus sat down to eat in Matthew's house, many tax collectors and sinners joined Jesus and his disciples at the table. 10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew's house, many tax collectors and "sinners" came and ate with him and his disciples.
11 But when the Pharisees saw this, 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 it, he said, "Healthy people don't need a doctor, but sick people do. 12 On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.
13 Go and learn what this means: I want mercy and not sacrifice. I didn't come to call righteous people, but 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 frequently fast, but your disciples never 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 responded, “The wedding guests can't mourn while the groom is still with them, can they? But the days will come when the groom will be taken away from them, and then they'll 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 sews a piece of new, unshrunk cloth on old clothes because the patch tears away the cloth and makes a worse tear. 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 No one pours new wine into old wineskins. If they did, the wineskins would burst, the wine would spill, and the wineskins would be ruined. Instead, people pour new wine into new wineskins so that both are kept safe." 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 Jesus was speaking to them, a ruler came and knelt in front of him, saying, "My daughter has just died. But come and place your hand on her, and she'll 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 and his disciples got up and went with him. 19 Jesus got up and went with him, and so did his disciples.
20 Then a woman who had been bleeding for twelve years came up behind Jesus and touched the hem of his clothes. 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 She thought, If I only touch his robe I'll be healed. 21 She said to herself, "If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed."
22 When Jesus turned and saw her, he said, "Be encouraged, daughter. Your faith has healed you." And the woman was healed from that time on. 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 went into the ruler's house, he saw the flute players and the distressed crowd. 23 When Jesus entered the ruler's house and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd,
24 He said, "Go away, because the little girl isn't dead but is asleep"; but they laughed at him. 24 he said, "Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep." But they laughed at him.
25 After he had sent the crowd away, Jesus went in and touched her hand, and the little girl 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 News about this spread throughout that whole region. 26 News of this spread through all that region.
27 As Jesus departed, two blind men followed him, crying out, "Show us mercy, 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 came into the house, the blind men approached him. Jesus said to them, "Do you believe I can do this?" "Yes, Lord," 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 Then Jesus touched their eyes and said, "It will happen for you just as you have believed." 29 Then he touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith will it be done to you";
30 Their eyes were opened. Then Jesus sternly warned them, "Make sure nobody 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 the word about him throughout that whole region. 31 But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region.
32 As they were leaving, people brought to him a man who was demon-possessed and unable to speak. 32 While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus.
33 When Jesus had thrown out the demon, the man who couldn't speak began to talk. The crowds were amazed and said, "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, "He throws out demons with the authority of the ruler of demons." 34 But the Pharisees said, "It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons."
35 Jesus traveled among all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, announcing the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness. 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 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion for them because they were troubled and helpless, like 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 size of the harvest is bigger than you can imagine, but there are few workers. 37 Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
38 Therefore, plead with the Lord of the harvest to send out workers for his harvest." 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."