Accordingly He went on board, and crossing over came to His own town.
Here they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. Seeing their faith Jesus said to the paralytic, "Take courage, my child; your sins are pardoned."
"Such language is impious," said some of the Scribes among themselves.
Knowing their thoughts Jesus said, "Why are you cherishing evil thoughts in your hearts?
Why, which is easier? --to say, `Your sins are pardoned,' or to say `Rise up and walk'?
But, to prove to you that the Son of Man has authority on earth to pardon sins" --He then says to the paralytic, "Rise, and take up your bed and go home."