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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, "Take heart, son! 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 "Blasphemy! This man talks like he is God!" some of the teachers of religious law said among themselves. 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 are you thinking such evil thoughts? 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 'Get up and walk'? NIV 5 Which is easier: to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up and walk'? NLT 6 I will prove that I, the Son of Man, have the authority on earth to forgive sins." Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, "Stand up, take your mat, and go on home, because you are healed!" 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 right before their eyes. 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 going down the road, he saw Matthew sitting at his tax-collection booth. "Come, 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 That night Matthew invited Jesus and his disciples to be his dinner guests, along with his fellow tax collectors and many other notorious 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 The Pharisees were indignant. "Why does your teacher eat with such scum?" they asked his disciples. NIV 11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and 'sinners'?" NLT 12 When he heard this, Jesus replied, "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 be merciful; I don't want your sacrifices.' For I have come to call sinners, not those who think they are already good enough." 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 do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples don't fast?" 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 responded, "Should the wedding guests mourn while celebrating with the groom? Someday he will be taken 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 And who would patch an old garment with unshrunk cloth? For the patch shrinks and pulls away from the old cloth, leaving an even bigger hole 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. The old skins would burst from the pressure, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine must be stored in new wineskins. That way both the wine and the wineskins 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 down 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 upon 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 As Jesus and the disciples were going to the official's home, NIV 19 Jesus got up and went with him, and so did his disciples. NLT 20 a woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years 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 said to her, "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 noticed the noisy crowds 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 He said, "Go away, for 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 When the crowd was finally outside, 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 And suddenly 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 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, some people brought to him a man who couldn't speak because he was possessed by a demon. 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 instantly the man could talk. The crowds marveled. "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 cities and villages of that area, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And wherever he went, he healed people of every sort 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 He felt great pity for the crowds that came, because their problems were so great and they didn't know where to go for help. They were 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 so great, but the workers are so 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 out more workers for his fields." NIV 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."