3 And they *came, bringing to Him a paralytic, carried by four men.4 Being unable to [a]get to Him because of the crowd, they removed the roof [b]above Him; and when they had dug an opening, they let down the pallet on which the paralytic was lying.5 And Jesus seeing their faith *said to the paralytic, “[c]Son, your sins are forgiven.”6 But some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts,7 “Why does this man speak that way? He is blaspheming; who can forgive sins [d]but God alone?”8 Immediately Jesus, aware [e]in His spirit that they were reasoning that way within themselves, *said to them, “Why are you reasoning about these things in your hearts?9 Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven’; or to say, ‘Get up, and pick up your pallet and walk’?10 But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—He *said to the paralytic,11 “I say to you, get up, pick up your pallet and go home.”12 And he got up and immediately picked up the pallet and went out in the sight of everyone, so that they were all amazed and were glorifying God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this.”
18 And some men were carrying on a [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 the roof and let him down through the tiles with his stretcher, into the middle of the crowd, in front of Jesus.20 Seeing their faith, He said, “[b]Friend, your sins are forgiven you.”21 The scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, “Who is this man who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?”22 But Jesus, [c]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 paralytic—“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 glorifying God.26 [d]They were all struck with astonishment and beganglorifying God; and they were filled with fear, saying, “We have seen remarkable things today.”
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