1 And again he
entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that
he was in the house.
2 And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that
there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about
the door: and he preached the word unto them.
3 And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which
was borne of four.
4 And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press,
they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken
it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.
5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy,
Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.
6 But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning
in their hearts,
7 Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive
sins but God only?
8 And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they
so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason
ye these things in your hearts?
9 Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy
sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed,
10 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth
to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)
11 I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way
into thine house.
12 And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth
before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified
God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.
13 And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude
resorted unto him, and he taught them.
14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting
at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And
he arose and followed him.
15 And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house,
many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and
his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.
16 And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans
and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he
eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?
17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole
have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came
not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
18 And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast:
and they come and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John
and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?
19 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber
fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have
the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
20 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken
away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
21 No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment:
else the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old,
and the rent is made worse.
22 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new
wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the
bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles.
23 And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields
on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to
pluck the ears of corn.
24 And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the
sabbath day that which is not lawful?
25 And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did,
when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were
26 How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar
the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful
to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were
27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and
not man for the sabbath:
28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.