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1 And getting into a boat, he crossed over and came to his own town. 1 Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town.
2 And behold, they brought to him a paralytic lying on a stretcher, and [when] Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Have courage, 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 And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, "This man is blaspheming!" 3 At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, "This fellow is blaspheming!"
4 And knowing their thoughts, Jesus 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 in order that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins," then he said to the paralytic, "Get up, pick up your stretcher and go to your 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 to his home. 7 And the man got up and went home.
8 But [when] the crowds saw [this], they were afraid 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 And [as] Jesus was going away from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth and said to him, "Follow me!" And he stood 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 And it happened [as] he {was dining} in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners were coming [and] {dining} 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 And [when they] saw [it], the Pharisees began to say 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 And [when he] heard [it], he said, "Those who are healthy do not have need of a physician, but those {who are 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 it means, "I want mercy and not sacrifice." For I did not come to call the righteous, 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 Then the disciples of John approached him, saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not 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 And Jesus said to them, "{The bridegroom's attendants} are not able to mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them. But days are coming when the bridegroom is 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 But no one puts a patch of unshrunken cloth on an old garment, for its patch pulls away from the garment, and the tear becomes worse. 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 they put new wine into old wineskins. {Otherwise} the wineskins burst and the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are destroyed. But they put new wine into new 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 [As] he was saying these [things] to them, behold, one of the rulers came [and] knelt down before him, saying, "My daughter has just now died, but come, place 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 And Jesus and his disciples got up [and] followed him. 19 Jesus got up and went with him, and so did his disciples.
20 And behold, a woman who had been suffering with a hemorrhage twelve years approached from behind [and] touched the edge 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 only I touch his cloak I will be healed." 21 She said to herself, "If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed."
22 But Jesus, turning around and seeing her, said, "Have courage, daughter! Your faith has healed you." And the woman was healed 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 And [when] Jesus came into the ruler's house and saw the flute players and the disorderly 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 girl is not dead, but is sleeping." And they ridiculed him. 24 he said, "Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep." But they laughed at him.
25 But when the crowd had been sent out, he entered [and] took her hand, and the girl got 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 this report went out into that whole region. 26 News of this spread through all that region.
27 And [as] Jesus was going away from there, two blind men followed him, crying 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 And [when he] came into the house, the blind men approached him, and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to 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 let it be done for you." 29 Then he touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith will it be done to you";
30 And their eyes were opened, and Jesus sternly warned them, saying, "See [that] no one finds out." 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 report about him in that whole region. 31 But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region.
32 Now [as] they were going away, behold, they brought to him a demon-possessed man [who was] unable to speak. 32 While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus.
33 And [after] the demon had been expelled, the one who had been mute spoke, and the crowds were astonished, saying, "{This has never been seen before} 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 were saying, "By the ruler of demons he expels the demons!" 34 But the Pharisees said, "It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons."
35 And Jesus was going around all the towns and the villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming 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 And [when he] saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were weary and dejected, like sheep that did not have 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 [is] plentiful, but the workers [are] few. 37 Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
38 Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest that he send out workers into his harvest." 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."