And Jesus (A)knowing their thoughts said, “Why are you thinking evil in your hearts? Which is easier, to say, ‘(B)Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, and walk’? But so that you may know that (C)the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—then He *said to the (D)paralytic, “Get up, pick up your bed and go home.” And he got up and [a]went home. But when the crowds saw this, they were [b]awestruck, and (E)glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

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  1. Matthew 9:7 Or departed
  2. Matthew 9:8 Lit afraid