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Luke 5 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

And it was done, when the people came fast to Jesus, to hear the word of God, he stood beside the pool of Gennesaret [and he stood beside the standing water of Gennesaret],

and saw two boats standing beside the pool; and the fishers were gone down, and washed their nets. [and saw two boats standing beside the standing water; soothly the fishers had gone down, and washed nets.]

And he went up into a boat, that was Simon's, and prayed him to lead it a little from the land; and he sat, and taught the people out of the boat.

And as he ceased to speak, he said to Simon, Lead out into the depth, and slack your nets to take fish [and slake ye your nets into the taking].

And Simon answered, and said to him [And Simon answering said to him], Commander, we travailed all the night, and took nothing, but in thy word I shall lay out the net.

And when they had done this thing, they closed together a great multitude of fishes; and their net was broken.

And they beckoned to fellows, that were in another boat, that they should come, and help them. And they came, and filled both the boats, so that they were almost drowned.

And when Simon Peter saw this thing, he felled down to the knees of Jesus, and said [saying], Lord, go from me, for I am a sinful man.

For he was on each side astonished, and all that were with him, in the taking of fishes which they took.

10 Soothly in like manner James and John, the sons of Zebedee, that were fellows of Simon Peter [which were fellows of Simon Peter]. And Jesus said to Simon, Do not thou dread; now from this time thou shalt take men.

11 And when the boats were led up to the land, they left all things, and they followed him. [And the boats led up to the land, all things left, or forsaken, they followed him.]

12 And it was done, when he was in one of the cities, lo! a man full of leprosy; and seeing Jesus fell down on his face, and prayed him, and said [saying], Lord, if thou wilt, thou mayest make me clean.

13 And Jesus held forth his hand, and touched him, and said [saying], I will, be thou made clean. And at once [And anon] the leprosy passed away from him.

14 And Jesus commanded to him, that he should say to no man; But go, show thee to a priest, and offer for thy cleansing, as Moses bade, into witnessing to them.

15 And the word walked about the more of him; and much people [and many companies] came together, to hear, and to be healed of their sicknesses.

16 And he went into desert, and prayed.

17 And it was done in one of the days, he sat, and taught [and he sitting taught]; and there were Pharisees sitting, and doctors of the law, that came of each castle of Galilee, and of Judaea, and of Jerusalem[a]; and the virtue of the Lord was to heal sick men.

18 And lo! men bare in a bed a man that was sick in the palsy [that was sick in palsy], and they sought to bear him in, and set before him [and to put before him].

19 And they found not in what part they should bear him in, for the people, and they went upon the roof [And they not finding in what part they should bear him in, for the company of people, ascended up on the roof], and by the slates they let him down with the bed, into the midst, before Jesus.

20 And when Jesus saw the faith of them, he said, Man, thy sins be forgiven to thee.

21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to think, saying, Who is this, that speaketh blasphemies? who may forgive sins, but God alone?

22 And as Jesus knew the thoughts of them, he answered, and said to them [he answering said to them], What think ye evil things in your hearts?

23 What is lighter to say, Sins be forgiven to thee, or to say, Rise up, and walk?

24 But that ye know, that man's Son hath power in earth to forgive sins, he said to the sick man in palsy, I say to thee, rise up, take thy bed, and go into thine house.

25 And at once [And anon] he rose up before them, and took the bed in which he lay, and went into his house, and magnified God [magnifying God].

26 And great wonder took all, and they magnified God; and they were full-filled with great dread, and said[b], For we have seen marvelous things to day.

27 And after these things Jesus went out, and saw a publican, Levi by name, sitting at the tollbooth. And he said to him, Follow thou me;

28 and when he had left all things, he rose up, and followed him.

29 And Levi made to him a great feast in his house; and there was a great company of publicans, and of others that were with them, sitting at the meat.

30 And the Pharisees and the scribes of them grumbled, and said to his disciples [And Pharisees and the scribes of them grutched, saying to his disciples], Why eat ye and drink with publicans and sinful men?

31 And Jesus answered, and said to them, They that be whole have no need to a physician, but they that be sick; [And Jesus answering saith to them, They that be whole have not need to a leech, but they that have evil;]

32 for I came not to call just men, but sinful men to penance.

33 And they said to him, Why the disciples of John fast oft, and make prayers, also and of the Pharisees, but thine eat and drink?

34 To whom he said, Whether ye be able to make the sons of the spouse to fast [Whether ye may make the sons of the spouse to fast], while the spouse is with them?

35 But days shall come, when the spouse shall be taken away from them, and then they shall fast in those days.

36 And he said to them also a likeness; For no man taketh a piece from a new cloak [of a new cloth], and putteth it into an old clothing [and putteth it into an old cloth]; else both he breaketh the new, and the piece of the new accordeth not to the old.

37 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine shall break the bottles, and the wine shall be shed out, and the bottles shall perish.

38 But new wine oweth to be put into new bottles [But new wine is to be put into new wine vessels], and both be kept.

39 And no man drinking the old, will at once the new; for he saith, The old is the better. [And no man drinking old, will anon new; soothly he saith, The old is better.]

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 5:17 that came from each castle of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem
  2. Luke 5:26 and were filled with great dread, saying

Luke 5 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

Christ preaches in the boat. The disciples leave everything and follow him. He cleanses the leper, heals the paralytic, calls Matthew, the customs officer, and eats with open sinners.

It came to pass, as the people pressed in upon him to hear the word of God, that he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret and saw two boats standing by the lake side. But the fishermen were gone out of them and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the boats, which belonged to Simon, and asked him to thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people out of the boat.

When he had left speaking, he said to Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let slip your nets to make a catch. And Simon answered and said to him, Master, we have laboured all night and have caught nothing. But at your word, I will loose forth the net.

And when they had so done, they netted a great multitude of fishes. And their net was tearing, but they made signs to their fellow fishermen who were in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they were sinking back.

When Simon Peter saw this, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Lord, go from me, for I am a sinful man. For he was utterly astonished, as was everyone with him, at the haul of fish that they took; 10 and so also were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, Fear not; from henceforth you shall catch men.

11 And they brought the boats to land, and left everything, and followed him.

12 And it happened, as he was in a certain town, behold, there was a man full of leprosy. And when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and besought him, saying, Lord, if you will, you can make me clean. 13 And Jesus stretched forth his hand and touched him, saying, I will; be clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him. 14 And Jesus told him not to tell anyone, but to go and show himself to the priest, and to make an offering for his cleansing as Moses had commanded, for a witness to them. 15 But word of him went abroad all the more, and crowds of people came together to hear him and to be healed by him of their infirmities.

16 And he kept himself apart in the remote places, and gave himself to prayer.

17 And it happened on a certain day that he was teaching, and there sat the Pharisees and doctors of the law, who had come out of all the towns of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was to heal the people. 18 And behold, some men brought a man lying in his bed, who was taken with paralysis, and were trying to find a way to bring him in and to lay him before Jesus. 19 And when they could not find a way to bring him in, because of the press, they went up on the top of the house and let him down through the tiling, bed and all, in the midst before Jesus. 20 When he saw their faith, he said to him, Man, your sins are forgiven you. 21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to think, saying, What fellow is this, who speaks blasphemy? Who can forgive sins, but God only?

22 When Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answered and said to them, What are you thinking in your hearts? 23 Which is easier to say: Your sins are forgiven you, or to say, Rise and walk?  24 But so that you may know that the Son of man has power to forgive sins on earth – He said to the paralytic, I say to you, arise; take up your bed and go home to your house.

25 And immediately he rose up before them, took up the bed he laid on, and departed to his own house, praising God.

26 And they were all amazed, and they lauded God and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things today.

27 And after that, Jesus went out and saw a publican named Levi sitting at the receipt of custom, and said to him, Follow me. 28 And he left all, rose up, and followed him. 29 And that same Levi gave for Jesus a great feast at home in his own house. And there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat at food with him.

30 And the scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do you eat and drink with publicans and sinners? 31 Jesus answered and said to them, The whole have no need for the physician, but the sick do. 32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.

33 Then they said to him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and pray, and the disciples of the Pharisees also, but yours eat and drink?

34 And he said to them, Can you make the children of the wedding fast while the bridegroom is present with them? 35 The days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them. Then they will fast, in those days.

36 Then he spoke to them in a similitude: No one patches a piece of a new garment into an old vesture, because if he does, then he will have cut up the new, and the piece that was taken out of the new does not agree with the old. 37 Also, no one pours new wine into old wineskins, because if he does, the new wine bursts the vessels and runs out, and the vessels are destroyed. 38 But new wine must be poured into new vessels, and both are preserved. 39 Also, no one who drinks old wine can straightaway abide the new, for he says the old is pleasanter.

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Luke 5 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

1 Christ teacheth out of the ship. 6 Of the draught of fish. 12 The Leper. 16 Christ prayeth in the desert. 18 One sick of the palsy. 27 Levi the Publican. 34 The fastings and afflictions of the Apostles after Christ’s ascension. 36,37,38 Fainthearted and weak disciples are likened to old bottles and worn garments.

Then [a]it came to pass, as the people [b]pressed upon him to hear the word of God, that he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,

And saw two ships stand by the lakeside, but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and required him that he would thrust off a little from the land: and he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.

¶ Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets to make a draught.

Then Simon answered, and said unto him, [c]Master, we have travailed sore all night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.

And when they had so done, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes, so that their net brake.

And they beckoned to their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them, who came then, and filled both the ships, that they did sink.

Now when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus knees, saying, Lord, go from me: for I am a sinful man.

For he was utterly astonied, and all that were with him, for the draught of fishes which they took.

10 And so was also James and John the sons of Zebedee, which were companions with Simon. Then Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not: from henceforth thou shalt catch men.

11 And when they had brought the ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.

12 [d]Now it came to pass, as he was in a certain city, behold, there was a man full of leprosy, and when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

13 So he stretched forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will, be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.

14 And he commanded him that he should tell it no man: but Go, saith he, and show thyself to the Priest, and offer for thy cleansing, as Moses hath commanded, for a witness unto them.

15 [e]But so much more went there a fame abroad of him, and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed of him of their infirmities.

16 But he kept himself apart in the wilderness, and prayed.

17 [f]And it came to pass, on a certain day, as he was teaching, that the Pharisees and doctors of the Law sat by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judea, and Jerusalem, and the power of the Lord [g]was in him, to heal them.

18 Then behold, men brought a man lying in a bed, which was taken with a palsy, and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him.

19 And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in, because of the press, they went up on the house, and let him down through the tiling, bed and all, in the midst before Jesus.

20 And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.

21 Then the Scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this that speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God only?

22 But when Jesus perceived their reasoning he answered, and said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts?

23 Whether is easier to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee, or to say, Rise and walk?

24 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath authority to forgive sins in earth, (he said unto the sick of the palsy) I say to thee, Arise: take up thy bed, and go into thine house.

25 And immediately he rose up before them, and took up his bed whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, praising God.

26 And they were all amazed, and praised God, and were filled with fear, saying, Doubtless we have seen strange things today.

27 [h]And after that, he went forth and saw a Publican named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me.

28 And he left all, rose up, and followed him.

29 Then Levi made him a great feast in his own house, where there was a great company of Publicans, and of others that sat at table with them.

30 But they that were Scribes and Pharisees among them, murmured against his disciples, saying, Why eat ye and drink ye with Publicans and sinners?

31 Then Jesus answered, and said unto them, They that are whole, need not the Physician, but they that are sick.

32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

33 [i]Then they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and pray, and the disciples of the Pharisees also, but thine eat and drink?

34 [j]And he said unto them, Can ye make the children of the wedding chamber to fast, as long as the bridegroom is with them?

35 But the days will come, even when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them: then shall they fast in those days.

36 Again he spake also unto them a parable, No man putteth a piece of a new garment into an old vesture: for then the new renteth it, and the piece taken out of the new, agreeth not with the old.

37 Also no man poureth new wine into old vessels: for then the new wine will break the vessels, and it will run out, and the vessels will perish:

38 But new wine must be poured into new vessels: so both are preserved.

39 Also no man that drinketh old wine, straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is more profitable.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 5:1 Christ advertiseth the four disciples, which he had taken unto him, of the office of the Apostleship, which should hereafter be committed unto them.
  2. Luke 5:1 Did as it were lie upon him, so desirous they were to see him, and hear him, and therefore he taught them out of a ship.
  3. Luke 5:5 The word signifieth him that hath rule over anything.
  4. Luke 5:12 Christ by healing the leper with his only touch, and sending him to the Priest, witnesseth that it is he, through whom and by whom, apprehended by faith, all we which are unclean, according to the Law, by the witness of God himself, are pronounced to be pure and clean.
  5. Luke 5:15 Christ had rather be famous by his doctrine, than by miracles, and therefore he departeth from them that seek him, as a physician of the body, and not as the author of salvation.
  6. Luke 5:17 Christ in healing him that was sick of the palsy, showeth the cause of all diseases, and the remedy.
  7. Luke 5:17 The mighty power of Christ’s Godhead, showed itself in him, at that time.
  8. Luke 5:27 The Church is a company of sinners through the grace of Christ repentant, which banquet with him, to the great offence of the proud and envious worldlings.
  9. Luke 5:33 It is the point of hypocrites and ignorant men to put an holiness in fasting, and in things indifferent.
  10. Luke 5:34 Laws generally made without any consideration of circumstances, for fasting and other things of like sort, are not only tyrannous, but very hurtful in the Church.
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Luke 5 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, and saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: 10 and so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. 11 And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.

12 And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. 13 And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him. 14 And he charged him to tell no man: but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them. 15 But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities. 16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.

17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judæa, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them. 18 And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him. 19 And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus. 20 And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.

21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone? 22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts? 23 Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk? 24 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house. 25 And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God. 26 And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day.

27 And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me. 28 And he left all, rose up, and followed him. 29 And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them. 30 But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners? 31 And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. 32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

33 And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink? 34 And he said unto them, Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? 35 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.

36 And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old. 37 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. 38 But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved. 39 No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.

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