A Paralyzed Man Healed

Getting into a boat, Jesus crossed over the Sea of Galilee and came to (A)His own city.

(B)And they brought to Him a (C)paralyzed man lying on a stretcher. And seeing their faith, Jesus said to the man who was paralyzed, (D)Take courage, [a]son; (E)your sins are forgiven.” And some of the scribes said [b]to themselves, “This man is (F)blaspheming!” And Jesus, (G)perceiving their thoughts, said, “Why are you thinking evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, ‘(H)Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? But so that you may know that (I)the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—then He *said to the (J)paralyzed man, “Get up, pick up your stretcher and go home.” And he got up and [c]went home. But when the crowds saw this, they were [d]awestruck, and they (K)glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

Matthew Called

(L)As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man called (M)Matthew sitting in the tax collector’s office; and He *said to him, (N)Follow Me!” And he got up and followed Him.

10 Then it happened that as [e]Jesus was reclining at the table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and [f]sinners came and began dining with Jesus and His disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, “(O)Why is your Teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?” 12 But when Jesus heard this, He said, It is not (P)those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick. 13 Now go and learn [g](Q)what this means: ‘(R)I desire [h]compassion, [i]rather than sacrifice,’ for (S)I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

The Question about Fasting

14 Then the disciples of John *came to Him, asking, “Why do we and (T)the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?” 15 And Jesus said to them, “The [j]attendants of the groom cannot mourn as long as the groom is with them, can they? But the days will come when the groom is taken away from them, and then they will fast. 16 But no one puts a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for [k]the patch pulls away from the garment, and a worse tear results. 17 Nor do people put new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine pours out and the wineskins are ruined; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 9:2 Lit child
  2. Matthew 9:3 Lit among
  3. Matthew 9:7 Lit departed to his home
  4. Matthew 9:8 Lit afraid
  5. Matthew 9:10 Lit He
  6. Matthew 9:10 I.e., irreligious Jews
  7. Matthew 9:13 Lit what is
  8. Matthew 9:13 Or mercy
  9. Matthew 9:13 Lit and not
  10. Matthew 9:15 Lit sons of the wedding place
  11. Matthew 9:16 Lit that which fills up