Jesus, knowing their thoughts,
"Why do you think evil in your hearts? 9:5 For which is easier, to say,
'Your sins are forgiven;' or to say, 'Get up, and walk?' 9:6 But that you may
know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins..."
(then he said to the paralytic), "Get up, and take up your mat, and go
up to your house."
He arose and departed to his house. 9:8 But when the multitudes saw it, they
marveled and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.
As Jesus passed by from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax
collection office. He said to him, "Follow me." He got up and followed
9:10 It happened as he
sat in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down
with Jesus and his disciples.
9:11 When the Pharisees
saw it, they said to his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax
collectors and sinners?"
Immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they so reasoned within
themselves, said to them, "Why do you reason these things in your
hearts? 2:9 Which is easier, to tell the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven;'
or to say, 'Arise, and take up your bed, and walk?' 2:10 But that you may know that the Son of
Man has authority on earth to forgive sins" —he said to the paralytic —2:11 "I tell you,
arise, take up your mat, and go to your house."
He arose, and immediately took up the mat, and went out in front of them all;
so that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, "We never saw
anything like this!"
2:13 He went out again by
the seaside. All the multitude came to him, and he taught them. 2:14 As he passed by, he
saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at the tax office, and he said to him,
"Follow me." And he arose and followed him.
2:15 It happened, that he
was reclining at the table in his house, and many tax collectors and sinners
sat down with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many, and they followed
him. 2:16 The scribes and the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating
with the sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, "Why is it
that he eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?"
5:22 But Jesus, perceiving
them, "Why are you reasoning so in your hearts? 5:23 Which is easier to
say, 'Your sins are forgiven you;' or to say, 'Arise and walk?' 5:24 But that you may
know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins" (he
said to the paralyzed man), "I tell you, arise, and take up your cot,
and go to your house."
5:25 Immediately he rose
up before them, and took up that which he was laying on, and departed to his
house, glorifying God. 5:26 Amazement took hold
on all, and they glorified God. They were filled with fear, saying, "We
have seen strange things today."
5:27 After these things
he went out, and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax office,
and said to him, "Follow me!" 5:28 He left everything, and rose up and
5:29 Levi made a great
feast for him in his house. There was a great crowd of tax collectors and
others who were reclining with them.
5:30 Their scribes and
the Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, "Why do you eat
and drink with the tax collectors and sinners?"