1 And when he entered again into Capernaum after some days, it was noised about that he was in the house. 2 And many were gathered, so that there was no longer room for them, no, not even :about the door: and he spake the word to them. 3 And they come, bringing unto him a paralytic, borne of four. 4 And unable to bring him to him for the crowd, they unroofed the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed whereon the paralytic lay. 5 And :Jesus seeing their :faith saith to the paralytic, Child, thy :sins are forgiven. 6 But certain of the scribes were sitting there, and reasoning in their :hearts, 7 Why speaketh this man thus? he blasphemeth: who can forgive sins but one, :God? 8 And straightway :Jesus, perceiving in his :spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, saith to them, Why reason ye these things in your :hearts? 9 Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, Thy :sins are forgiven; or to say, Arise, and take up thy :bed, and walk? 10 But that ye may know that the Son of :man hath authority on the earth to forgive sins (he saith to the paralytic), 11 I say unto thee, Arise, take up thy :bed, and go to thy :house. 12 And he arose, and straightway took up the bed, and went forth before them all; so that all were amazed, and glorified :God, saying [that] We never saw the like.
13 And he went forth again by the sea; and all the crowd was coming unto him, and he was teaching them. 14 And passing by, he saw Levi the son of :Alphæus sitting at the toll, and saith to him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him. 15 And it cometh to pass, that he is sitting at meat in his :house, and many publicans and sinners were sitting down with :Jesus and his :disciples: for they were many, and they followed him. 16 And the scribes of the Pharisees, seeing that he was eating with the sinners and publicans, were saying to his :disciples, How is it that he was eating and drinking with publicans and sinners? 17 And when :Jesus heard it, he saith to them [that] The healthy have no need of a healer, but the ailing: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners. 18 And the disciples of :John and the Pharisees were fasting: and they come and say to him, Why do the disciples of :John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but thy :disciples fast not? 19 And :Jesus said to them, Can the sons of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? what time they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. 20 But days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then will they fast in that :day. 21 No one seweth a patch of undressed cloth upon an old garment: else what should fill it up taketh from it, the new from the old, and a worse rent is made. 22 And no one putteth fresh wine into old wine-skins; else the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost, and the skins: but fresh wine is for new wine-skins.
23 And it came to pass, that he was going on the sabbath[s] through the grainfields; and his :disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears. 24 And the Pharisees said to him, See, why do they on the sabbath[s] what is not lawful? 25 And he saith to them, Did ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was hungry, he, and those with him? 26 How he entered into the house of :God at the time of high priest Abiathar, and ate the show-:loaves, which it is not lawful to eat save for the priests, and gave also to them that were with him? 27 And he said to them, The sabbath was made for :man, and not :man for the sabbath: 28 so that the Son of :man is lord also of the sabbath.