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1 And after getting into a boat he crossed the sea and came to his own town. 1 Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town.
2 And just then some people were carrying a paralyzed man lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Take heart, 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 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 But Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, 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, "Stand up and walk'? 5 Which is easier: to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up and walk'?
6 But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"—he then said to the paralytic—"Stand up, take your bed 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 stood up and went to his home. 7 And the man got up and went home.
8 When the crowds saw it, they were filled with awe, and they glorified 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 was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and 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 And as he sat at dinner in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came and were sitting with him 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 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 But when he heard this, he said, "Those who are well have no 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 Go and learn what this means, "I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have come to call not 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 came to 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 wedding guests cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them, can they? The days will come 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 No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old cloak, for the patch pulls away from the cloak, and a worse tear is made. 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 Neither is new wine put into old wineskins; otherwise, the skins burst, and the wine is spilled, and the skins are destroyed; but new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so 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 While he was saying these things to them, suddenly a leader of the synagogue came in and knelt before him, saying, "My daughter has just died; but come and lay 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 got up and followed him, with his disciples. 19 Jesus got up and went with him, and so did his disciples.
20 Then suddenly a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe 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 I only touch his cloak, I will be made well." 21 She said to herself, "If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed."
22 Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, "Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well." And instantly the woman was made well. 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 came to the leader's house and saw the flute players and the crowd making a commotion, 23 When Jesus entered the ruler's house and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd,
24 he said, "Go away; for the girl is not dead but sleeping." And they laughed at 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 put outside, he went in and took her by the 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 the report of this spread throughout that district. 26 News of this spread through all that region.
27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, crying loudly, "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 he entered the house, the blind men came to 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 and said, "According to your faith let it be done to 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. Then Jesus sternly ordered them, "See that no one knows of this." 30 and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, "See that no one knows about this."
31 But they went away and spread the news about him throughout that district. 31 But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region.
32 After they had gone away, a demoniac who was mute was brought to him. 32 While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus.
33 And when the demon had been cast out, the one who had been mute spoke; and the crowds were amazed and said, "Never has anything like this 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, "By the ruler of the demons he casts out the demons." 34 But the Pharisees said, "It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons."
35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing 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 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed 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 harvest is plentiful, but the laborers 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 to send out laborers into his harvest." 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."