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Luke 5

ESV 1 On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, MSG 1 Once when he was standing on the shore of Lake Gennesaret, the crowd was pushing in on him to better hear the Word of God. ESV 2 and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. MSG 2 He noticed two boats tied up. The fishermen had just left them and were out scrubbing their nets. ESV 3 Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon's, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. MSG 3 He climbed into the boat that was Simon's and asked him to put out a little from the shore. Sitting there, using the boat for a pulpit, he taught the crowd. ESV 4 And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch." MSG 4 When he finished teaching, he said to Simon, "Push out into deep water and let your nets out for a catch." ESV 5 And Simon answered, "Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets." MSG 5 Simon said, "Master, we've been fishing hard all night and haven't caught even a minnow. But if you say so, I'll let out the nets." ESV 6 And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. MSG 6 It was no sooner said than done - a huge haul of fish, straining the nets past capacity. ESV 7 They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. MSG 7 They waved to their partners in the other boat to come help them. They filled both boats, nearly swamping them with the catch. ESV 8 But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord." MSG 8 Simon Peter, when he saw it, fell to his knees before Jesus. "Master, leave. I'm a sinner and can't handle this holiness. Leave me to myself." ESV 9 For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, MSG 9 When they pulled in that catch of fish, awe overwhelmed Simon and everyone with him. ESV 10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men." MSG 10 It was the same with James and John, Zebedee's sons, coworkers with Simon. ESV 11 And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him. MSG 11 They pulled their boats up on the beach, left them, nets and all, and followed him. ESV 12 While he was in one of the cities, there came a man full of leprosy. And when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged him, "Lord, if you will, you can make me clean." MSG 12 One day in one of the villages there was a man covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus he fell down before him in prayer and said, "If you want to, you can cleanse me." ESV 13 And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, "I will; be clean." And immediately the leprosy left him. MSG 13 Jesus put out his hand, touched him, and said, "I want to. Be clean." Then and there his skin was smooth, the leprosy gone. ESV 14 And he charged him to tell no one, but "go and show yourself to the priest, and make an offering for your cleansing, as Moses commanded, for a proof to them." MSG 14 Jesus instructed him, "Don't talk about this all over town. Just quietly present your healed self to the priest, along with the offering ordered by Moses. Your cleansed and obedient life, not your words, will bear witness to what I have done." ESV 15 But now even more the report about him went abroad, and great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities. MSG 15 But the man couldn't keep it to himself, and the word got out. Soon a large crowd of people had gathered to listen and be healed of their ailments. ESV 16 But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray. MSG 16 As often as possible Jesus withdrew to out-of-the-way places for prayer. ESV 17 On one of those days, as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with him to heal. MSG 17 One day as he was teaching, Pharisees and religion teachers were sitting around. They had come from nearly every village in Galilee and Judea, even as far away as Jerusalem, to be there. The healing power of God was on him. ESV 18 And behold, some men were bringing on a bed a man who was paralyzed, and they were seeking to bring him in and lay him before Jesus, MSG 18 Some men arrived carrying a paraplegic on a stretcher. They were looking for a way to get into the house and set him before Jesus. ESV 19 but finding no way to bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down with his bed through the tiles into the midst before Jesus. MSG 19 When they couldn't find a way in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof, removed some tiles, and let him down in the middle of everyone, right in front of Jesus. ESV 20 And when he saw their faith, he said, "Man, your sins are forgiven you." MSG 20 Impressed by their bold belief, he said, "Friend, I forgive your sins." ESV 21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to question, saying, "Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?" MSG 21 That set the religion scholars and Pharisees buzzing. "Who does he think he is? That's blasphemous talk! God and only God can forgive sins." ESV 22 When Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answered them, "Why do you question in your hearts? MSG 22 Jesus knew exactly what they were thinking and said, "Why all this gossipy whispering? ESV 23 Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Rise and walk'? MSG 23 Which is simpler: to say 'I forgive your sins,' or to say 'Get up and start walking'? ESV 24 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"--he said to the man who was paralyzed--"I say to you, rise, pick up your bed and go home." MSG 24 Well, just so it's clear that I'm the Son of Man and authorized to do either, or both. . . ." He now spoke directly to the paraplegic: "Get up. Take your bedroll and go home." ESV 25 And immediately he rose up before them and picked up what he had been lying on and went home, glorifying God. MSG 25 Without a moment's hesitation, he did it - got up, took his blanket, and left for home, giving glory to God all the way. ESV 26 And amazement seized them all, and they glorified God and were filled with awe, saying, "We have seen extraordinary things today." MSG 26 The people rubbed their eyes, incredulous - and then also gave glory to God. Awestruck, they said, "We've never seen anything like that!" ESV 27 After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth. And he said to him, "Follow me." MSG 27 After this he went out and saw a man named Levi at his work collecting taxes. Jesus said, "Come along with me." ESV 28 And leaving everything, he rose and followed him. MSG 28 And he did - walked away from everything and went with him. ESV 29 And Levi made him a great feast in his house, and there was a large company of tax collectors and others reclining at table with them. MSG 29 Levi gave a large dinner at his home for Jesus. Everybody was there, tax men and other disreputable characters as guests at the dinner. ESV 30 And the Pharisees and their scribes grumbled at his disciples, saying, "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?" MSG 30 The Pharisees and their religion scholars came to his disciples greatly offended. "What is he doing eating and drinking with crooks and 'sinners'?" ESV 31 And Jesus answered them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. MSG 31 Jesus heard about it and spoke up, "Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick? ESV 32 I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance." MSG 32 I'm here inviting outsiders, not insiders - an invitation to a changed life, changed inside and out." ESV 33 And they said to him, "The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink." MSG 33 They asked him, "John's disciples are well-known for keeping fasts and saying prayers. Also the Pharisees. But you seem to spend most of your time at parties. Why?" ESV 34 And Jesus said to them, "Can you make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? MSG 34 Jesus said, "When you're celebrating a wedding, you don't skimp on the cake and wine. You feast. Later you may need to pull in your belt, but this isn't the time. As long as the bride and groom are with you, you have a good time. ESV 35 The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in those days." MSG 35 When the groom is gone, the fasting can begin. No one throws cold water on a friendly bonfire. This is Kingdom Come! ESV 36 He also told them a parable: "No one tears a piece from a new garment and puts it on an old garment. If he does, he will tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old. MSG 36 "No one cuts up a fine silk scarf to patch old work clothes; you want fabrics that match. ESV 37 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed. MSG 37 And you don't put wine in old, cracked bottles; ESV 38 But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins. MSG 38 you get strong, clean bottles for your fresh vintage wine. ESV 39 And no one after drinking old wine desires new, for he says, 'The old is good.'" MSG 39 And no one who has ever tasted fine aged wine prefers unaged wine."

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