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1 Jesus stepped into a boat. He went over to the other side of the lake and came to his own town. 1 Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town.
2 Some men brought to him a man who could not walk. He was lying on a mat. Jesus saw that they had faith. So he said to the man, "Don't lose hope, son. 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 Then some teachers of the law said to themselves, "This fellow is saying a very evil thing!" 3 At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, "This fellow is blaspheming!"
4 Jesus knew what they were thinking. So he said, "Why do you have evil thoughts in your hearts? 4 Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, "Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts?
5 Is it 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 I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins." Then he spoke to the man who could not walk. "Get up," he said. "Take your mat 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 crowd saw this, they were filled with wonder. They praised God for giving that kind of 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 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew. He was sitting at the tax collector's booth. "Follow me," Jesus told him. Matthew 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 Later Jesus was having dinner at Matthew's house. Many tax collectors and "sinners" came. They ate 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 saw this. So they asked the 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 Jesus heard that. So he said, "Those who are healthy don't need a doctor. 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.'#1(Hosea 6:6)#2 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." 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 One day John's disciples came. They said to Jesus, "We and the Pharisees go without eating. Why don't your disciples go without eating?" 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 answered, "How can the guests of the groom be sad while he is with them? The time will come when the groom will be taken away from them. 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 "People don't sew a patch of new cloth on old clothes. The new piece will pull away from the old. That will make the tear 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 "People don't pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst. The wine will run out, and the wineskins will be destroyed. No, everyone pours new wine into new wineskins. Then 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 Jesus was saying this, a ruler came. He got down on his knees in front of Jesus. He said, "My daughter has just died. But come and place your hand on her. Then she will live again." 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 Jesus got up and went with him. So did his disciples. 19 Jesus got up and went with him, and so did his disciples.
20 Just then a woman came up behind Jesus. She had a sickness that made her bleed. It had lasted for 12 years. She touched the edge 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, "I only need to touch his clothes. Then I will be healed." 21 She said to herself, "If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed."
22 Jesus turned and saw her. "Dear woman, don't give up hope," he said. "Your faith has healed you." The woman was healed at that very 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 When Jesus entered the ruler's house, he saw the flute players there. And he saw the noisy crowd. 23 When Jesus entered the ruler's house and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd,
24 He said, "Go away. The girl is not dead. She is sleeping." But they laughed at him. 24 he said, "Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep." But they laughed at him.
25 After the crowd had been sent outside, Jesus went in. He took the girl by the hand, and she 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 News about what Jesus had done spread all over that area. 26 News of this spread through all that region.
27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him. They called out, "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 When Jesus went indoors, the blind men came to him. He asked them, "Do you believe that 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 he touched their eyes. He said, "It will happen to you just as you believed." 29 Then he touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith will it be done to you";
30 They could now see again. Jesus strongly warned them, "Be sure that no one 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 news. They talked about him all over that area. 31 But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region.
32 While they were going out, another man was brought to Jesus. A demon controlled him, and he could not speak. 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 driven out, the man spoke. The crowd was amazed. They 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 drives out demons by the power of the prince of demons." 34 But the Pharisees said, "It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons."
35 Jesus went through all the towns and villages. He taught in their synagogues. He preached the good news of the kingdom. And he healed every illness and 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 When he saw the crowds, he felt deep concern for them. They were beaten down 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 Jesus said to his disciples, "The harvest is huge. But there are only a few workers. 37 Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
38 So ask the Lord of the harvest to send workers out into his harvest field." 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."