(A)And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, (B)they removed the roof above him, and when they had made an opening, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay. And when Jesus (C)saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, (D)your sins are forgiven.” Now some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts, “Why does this man speak like that? (E)He is blaspheming! (F)Who can forgive sins but God alone?” And immediately Jesus, (G)perceiving in his spirit that they thus questioned within themselves, said to them, “Why do you question these things in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, take up your bed and walk’? 10 But that you may know that (H)the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he said to the paralytic— 11 “I say to you, rise, pick up your bed, and go home.” 12 And he rose and immediately picked up his bed and went out before them all, so that they were all amazed and (I)glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”

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18 (A)And behold, some men were bringing (B)on a bed a man who was paralyzed, and they were seeking to bring him in and lay him before Jesus, 19 but finding no way to bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on (C)the roof and let him down with his bed (D)through the tiles into the midst before Jesus. 20 And (E)when he saw their faith, he said, “Man, (F)your sins are forgiven you.” 21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to question, saying, “Who is this who speaks (G)blasphemies? (H)Who can forgive sins but God alone?” 22 When Jesus (I)perceived their thoughts, he answered them, “Why do you question in your hearts? 23 Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? 24 But that you may know that (J)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.” 25 And immediately he rose up before them and picked up what he had been lying on and went home, (K)glorifying God. 26 And amazement seized them all, and they (L)glorified God and were filled (M)with awe, saying, “We have seen extraordinary things today.”

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