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Mark 2

NLT 1 When Jesus returned to Capernaum several days later, the news spread quickly that he was back home. NIV 1 A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. NLT 2 Soon the house where he was staying was so packed with visitors that there was no more room, even outside the door. While he was preaching God’s word to them, NIV 2 So many gathered that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. NLT 3 four men arrived carrying a paralyzed man on a mat. NIV 3 Some men came, bringing to him a paralytic, carried by four of them. NLT 4 They couldn’t bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, so they dug a hole through the roof above his head. Then they lowered the man on his mat, right down in front of Jesus. NIV 4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus and, after digging through it, lowered the mat the paralyzed man was lying on. NLT 5 Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “My child, your sins are forgiven.” NIV 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven." NLT 6 But some of the teachers of religious law who were sitting there thought to themselves, NIV 6 Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves, NLT 7 “What is he saying? This is blasphemy! Only God can forgive sins!” NIV 7 "Why does this fellow talk like that? He's blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?" NLT 8 Jesus knew immediately what they were thinking, so he asked them, “Why do you question this in your hearts? NIV 8 Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, "Why are you thinking these things? NLT 9 Is it easier to say to the paralyzed man ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk’? NIV 9 Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up, take your mat and walk'? NLT 10 So I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, NIV 10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins . . ." He said to the paralytic, NLT 11 “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!” NIV 11 "I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home." NLT 12 And the man jumped up, grabbed his mat, and walked out through the stunned onlookers. They were all amazed and praised God, exclaiming, “We’ve never seen anything like this before!” NIV 12 He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, "We have never seen anything like this!" NLT 13 Then Jesus went out to the lakeshore again and taught the crowds that were coming to him. NIV 13 Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them. NLT 14 As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Levi got up and followed him. NIV 14 As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector's booth. "Follow me," Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him. NLT 15 Later, Levi invited Jesus and his disciples to his home as dinner guests, along with many tax collectors and other disreputable sinners. (There were many people of this kind among Jesus’ followers.) NIV 15 While Jesus was having dinner at Levi's house, many tax collectors and "sinners" were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. NLT 16 But when the teachers of religious law who were Pharisees saw him eating with tax collectors and other sinners, they asked his disciples, “Why does he eat with such scum? ” NIV 16 When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the "sinners" and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: "Why does he eat with tax collectors and 'sinners'?" NLT 17 When Jesus heard this, he told them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.” NIV 17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners." NLT 18 Once when John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting, some people came to Jesus and asked, “Why don’t your disciples fast like John’s disciples and the Pharisees do?” NIV 18 Now John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. Some people came and asked Jesus, "How is it that John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees are fasting, but yours are not?" NLT 19 Jesus replied, “Do wedding guests fast while celebrating with the groom? Of course not. They can’t fast while the groom is with them. NIV 19 Jesus answered, "How can the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? They cannot, so long as they have him with them. NLT 20 But someday the groom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast. NIV 20 But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and on that day they will fast. NLT 21 “Besides, who would patch old clothing with new cloth? For the new patch would shrink and rip away from the old cloth, leaving an even bigger tear than before. NIV 21 "No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. If he does, the new piece will pull away from the old, making the tear worse. NLT 22 “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the wine would burst the wineskins, and the wine and the skins would both be lost. New wine calls for new wineskins.” NIV 22 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, he pours new wine into new wineskins." NLT 23 One Sabbath day as Jesus was walking through some grainfields, his disciples began breaking off heads of grain to eat. NIV 23 One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain. NLT 24 But the Pharisees said to Jesus, “Look, why are they breaking the law by harvesting grain on the Sabbath?” NIV 24 The Pharisees said to him, "Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?" NLT 25 Jesus said to them, “Haven’t you ever read in the Scriptures what David did when he and his companions were hungry? NIV 25 He answered, "Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need? NLT 26 He went into the house of God (during the days when Abiathar was high priest) and broke the law by eating the sacred loaves of bread that only the priests are allowed to eat. He also gave some to his companions.” NIV 26 In the days of Abiathar the high priest, he entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions." NLT 27 Then Jesus said to them, “The Sabbath was made to meet the needs of people, and not people to meet the requirements of the Sabbath. NIV 27 Then he said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. NLT 28 So the Son of Man is Lord, even over the Sabbath!” NIV 28 So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath."