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1 And he entered into a boat, and passed over, and came into his own city. 1 Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town.
2 And behold, they brought to him a man sick with the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; thy sins are forgiven thee. 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, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This [man] blasphemeth. 3 At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, "This fellow is blaspheming!"
4 And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, Why think ye 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, Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? 5 Which is easier: to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up and walk'?
6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick with the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go to thy house. 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 arose, and departed to his house. 7 And the man got up and went home.
8 But when the multitude saw [it], they marveled, and glorified God, who had given such power 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 passing from thence, he saw a man named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith to him, Follow me. And he arose, 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 came to pass, as Jesus sat at table in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down 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 And when the Pharisees saw [it], they said to his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans 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 Jesus heard [that], he said to them, They that are in health need not a physician, but they that are sick. 12 On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.
13 But go ye and learn what [that] meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. 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 came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but thy disciples fast not? 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, Can the children of the bride-chamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken 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 man putteth a piece of new cloth to an old garment: for that which is put in to fill it up, taketh from the garment, and the rent is made 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 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, 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 While he was speaking these things to them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshiped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon 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 arose, and followed him, and [so did] his disciples. 19 Jesus got up and went with him, and so did his disciples.
20 (And behold, a woman who was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind [him], and touched the hem of his garment. 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 within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. 21 She said to herself, "If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed."
22 But Jesus turned himself about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole 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 minstrels and the people making a noise, 23 When Jesus entered the ruler's house and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd,
24 He said to them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they derided him. 24 he said, "Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep." But they laughed at him.
25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. 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 fame of this went abroad into all that land. 26 News of this spread through all that region.
27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, [Thou] son of David, have mercy on us. 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 had come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith to them, Believe ye 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, be it 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; and Jesus strictly charged them, saying, See [that] no man know [it]. 30 and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, "See that no one knows about this."
31 But they, when they had departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country. 31 But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region.
32 As thy went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a demon. 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 was cast out, the dumb spoke: and the multitudes marveled, saying, It was never so 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 casteth out demons, through the prince of the demons. 34 But the Pharisees said, "It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons."
35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness, and every disease among the people. 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 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no 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 saith he to his disciples, The harvest truly [is] plentiful, but the laborers [are] few. 37 Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."