17 One day He was teaching; and 1there were some Pharisees and 2teachers of the law sitting there, who had 3come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem; and 4the power of the Lord was present for Him to perform healing.
18 5And some men were carrying on a bed a man who was paralyzed; and they were trying to bring him in and to set him down in front of Him.
19 But not finding any way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on 6the roof and let him down 7through the tiles with his stretcher, into the middle of the crowd, in front of Jesus.
20 Seeing their faith, He said, "Friend, 8your sins are forgiven you."
22 But Jesus, aware of their reasonings, answered and said to them, "Why are you reasoning in your hearts?
23 "Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins have been forgiven you,' or to say, 'Get up and walk '?
24 "But, so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,"-He said to the 12paralytic -"I say to you, get up, and pick up your stretcher and go home."
25 Immediately he got up before them, and picked up what he had been lying on, and went home 13glorifying God.
26 They were all struck with astonishment and began 14glorifying God; and they were filled 15with fear, saying, "We have seen remarkable things today."