1And going on board a boat, he crossed over, and came to his own city.
2And lo! they brought to him a man that was palsied, lying on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the palsied man, Be of good cheer, son; thy sins are forgiven.
3And lo! some of the scribes said within themselves, This man is blaspheming.
4And Jesus seeing their thoughts, said, Wherefore have ye evil thoughts in your hearts?
5For which is easier? to say, Thy sins are forgiven? or to say, Arise, and walk?
6But that ye may know that the Son of Man hath authority on earth to forgive sins,—then he saith to the palsied man,—Arise, take up thy bed, and go to thy house.
7And he arose, and went away to his house.
8And when the multitudes saw it, they were struck with fear, and gave glory to God, who had given such power to men.
9And as Jesus passed on from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the custom-house; and he saith to him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.
10And it came to pass, as he was reclining at table in the house, lo! many publicans and sinners came and reclined with Jesus and his disciples.
11And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples, Why doth your teacher eat with the publicans and sinners?
12But when he heard that, he said, They who are well do not need a physician, but they who are sick.
13But go ye and learn what this meaneth: “I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.” For I came not to call righteous men, but sinners.
14Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast, and thy disciples fast not?
15And Jesus said to them, Can the companions of the bridegroom mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and then will they fast.
16No one putteth a patch of undressed cloth on an old garment; for the piece that filleth in teareth away from the garment, and a worse rent is made.
17Nor do men put new wine into old skins; else the skins burst, and the wine runneth out, and the skins are spoilt. But they put new wine into new skins, and both are preserved together.
18While he was thus speaking to them, lo! a certain ruler came in and bowed down before him, saying, My daughter just now died; but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she will live.
19And Jesus arose and followed him, with his disciples.
20And, lo! a woman, who had had an issue of blood for twelve years, came up behind, and touched the fringe of his garment.
21For she said within herself, If I only touch his garment, I shall be made well.
22And he turned round, and seeing her, said, Be of good cheer, daughter; thy faith hath made thee well. And the woman was made well from that hour.
23And Jesus coming into the ruler's house, and seeing the minstrels, and the crowd making a noise,
24said, Withdraw; for the girl is not dead, but is sleeping. And they laughed him to scorn.
25But when the crowd had been put out, he went in, and took hold of her hand; and the girl arose.
26And the report of this went abroad into all that country.
27And as Jesus passed on from thence, two blind men followed him, crying out and saying, Have pity on us, Son of David!
28And when he had come into the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus saith to them, Do ye believe that I am able to do this? They say to him, Yea, Lord.
29Then he touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it done to you.
30And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly charged them, saying, See that no one know it.
31But they went out, and spread abroad his fame in all that country.
32And as they were going out, lo! they brought to him a dumb man, possessed by a demon.
33And when the demon was cash out, the dumb man spoke. And the multitudes marveled, saying, Never was the like seen in Israel.
34But the Pharisees said, He casteth out the demons through the prince of the demons.
35And Jesus went round all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the glad tidings of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease.
36And seeing the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were harassed and scattered about, as sheep having no shepherd.
37Then he saith to his disciples, The harvest indeed is great, but the laborers are few.
38Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers for his harvest.