And He entered into a boat, and passed over and came into His own city.
And behold, they brought to Him a man sick with the palsy, lying on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said unto the one sick with the palsy, "Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee."
And behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, "This man blasphemeth."
And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why think ye evil in your hearts?
For which is easier: to say, `Thy sins be forgiven thee,' or to say, `Arise and walk'?
But that ye may know that the Son of Man hath power on earth to forgive sins,"-- (then said He to the one sick with palsy) "Arise, take up thy bed and go unto thine house."