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Matthew 9

NLT 1 Jesus climbed into a boat and went back across the lake to his own town. NIV 1 Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town. NLT 2 Some people brought to him a paralyzed man on a mat. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “Be encouraged, my child! Your sins are forgiven.” NIV 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." NLT 3 But some of the teachers of religious law said to themselves, “That’s blasphemy! Does he think he’s God?” NIV 3 At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, "This fellow is blaspheming!" NLT 4 Jesus knew what they were thinking, so he asked them, “Why do you have such evil thoughts in your hearts? NIV 4 Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, "Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts? NLT 5 Is it easier to say ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up and walk’? NIV 5 Which is easier: to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up and walk'? NLT 6 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, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!” NIV 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." NLT 7 And the man jumped up and went home! NIV 7 And the man got up and went home. NLT 8 Fear swept through the crowd as they saw this happen. And they praised God for sending a man with such great authority. NIV 8 When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to men. NLT 9 As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Matthew got up and followed him. NIV 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. NLT 10 Later, Matthew invited Jesus and his disciples to his home as dinner guests, along with many tax collectors and other disreputable sinners. NIV 10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew's house, many tax collectors and "sinners" came and ate with him and his disciples. NLT 11 But when the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with such scum? ” NIV 11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and 'sinners'?" NLT 12 When Jesus heard this, he said, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do.” NIV 12 On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. NLT 13 Then he added, “Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ For I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.” NIV 13 But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners." NLT 14 One day the disciples of John the Baptist came to Jesus and asked him, “Why don’t your disciples fast like we do and the Pharisees do?” NIV 14 Then John's disciples came and asked him, "How is it that we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?" NLT 15 Jesus replied, “Do wedding guests mourn while celebrating with the groom? Of course not. But someday the groom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast. NIV 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. NLT 16 “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 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. NLT 17 “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the old skins would burst from the pressure, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine is stored in new wineskins so that both are preserved.” NIV 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." NLT 18 As Jesus was saying this, the leader of a synagogue came and knelt before him. “My daughter has just died,” he said, “but you can bring her back to life again if you just come and lay your hand on her.” NIV 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." NLT 19 So Jesus and his disciples got up and went with him. NIV 19 Jesus got up and went with him, and so did his disciples. NLT 20 Just then a woman who had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding came up behind him. She touched the fringe of his robe, NIV 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. NLT 21 for she thought, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.” NIV 21 She said to herself, "If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed." NLT 22 Jesus turned around, and when he saw her he said, “Daughter, be encouraged! Your faith has made you well.” And the woman was healed at that moment. NIV 22 Jesus turned and saw her. "Take heart, daughter," he said, "your faith has healed you." And the woman was healed from that moment. NLT 23 When Jesus arrived at the official’s home, he saw the noisy crowd and heard the funeral music. NIV 23 When Jesus entered the ruler's house and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd, NLT 24 “Get out!” he told them. “The girl isn’t dead; she’s only asleep.” But the crowd laughed at him. NIV 24 he said, "Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep." But they laughed at him. NLT 25 After the crowd was put outside, however, Jesus went in and took the girl by the hand, and she stood up! NIV 25 After the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took the girl by the hand, and she got up. NLT 26 The report of this miracle swept through the entire countryside. NIV 26 News of this spread through all that region. NLT 27 After Jesus left the girl’s home, two blind men followed along behind him, shouting, “Son of David, have mercy on us!” NIV 27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!" NLT 28 They went right into the house where he was staying, and Jesus asked them, “Do you believe I can make you see?” “Yes, Lord,” they told him, “we do.” NIV 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. NLT 29 Then he touched their eyes and said, “Because of your faith, it will happen.” NIV 29 Then he touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith will it be done to you"; NLT 30 Then their eyes were opened, and they could see! Jesus sternly warned them, “Don’t tell anyone about this.” NIV 30 and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, "See that no one knows about this." NLT 31 But instead, they went out and spread his fame all over the region. NIV 31 But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region. NLT 32 When they left, a demon-possessed man who couldn’t speak was brought to Jesus. NIV 32 While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus. NLT 33 So Jesus cast out the demon, and then the man began to speak. The crowds were amazed. “Nothing like this has ever happened in Israel!” they exclaimed. NIV 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." NLT 34 But the Pharisees said, “He can cast out demons because he is empowered by the prince of demons.” NIV 34 But the Pharisees said, "It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons." NLT 35 Jesus traveled through all the towns and villages of that area, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness. NIV 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. NLT 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. NIV 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. NLT 37 He said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. NIV 37 Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. NLT 38 So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.” NIV 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."