Matthew 9



A Paralytic Healed

1 Getting into a boat, Jesus crossed over the sea and came to His own city.

1 And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.

1 After getting into a boat, Jesus crossed to the other side and came to his own city.

1 And Jesus, getting into a boat, crossed to the other side and came to His own town [Capernaum].

2 And they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralytic, "Take courage, son; your sins are forgiven."

2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.

2 All at once some people brought him a paralyzed man lying on a stretcher. When Jesus saw their faith, he told the paralyzed man, "Be courageous, son! Your sins are forgiven."

2 And behold, they brought to Him a man paralyzed and prostrated by illness, lying on a sleeping pad; and when Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralyzed man, Take courage, son; your sins are forgiven and the penalty remitted.

3 And some of the scribes said to themselves, "This fellow blasphemes."

3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.

3 Then some of the scribes told themselves, "This fellow is blaspheming!"

3 And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, This man blasphemes [He claims the rights and prerogatives of God]!

4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, "Why are you thinking evil in your hearts?

4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?

4 But Jesus, knowing what they were thinking, replied, "Why do you have such evil thoughts in your hearts?

4 But Jesus, knowing ( seeing) their thoughts, said, Why do you think evil and harbor malice in your hearts?

5 "Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up, and walk'?

5 For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?

5 Which is easier: to say, "Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, "Get up and walk'?

5 For which is easier: to say, Your sins are forgiven and the penalty remitted, or to say, Get up and walk?

6 "But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"--then He said to the paralytic, "Get up, pick up your bed and go home."

6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.

6 But so you will know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"" he told the paralyzed man, "Get up, pick up your stretcher, and go home!"

6 But in order that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins and remit the penalty, He then said to the paralyzed man, Get up! Pick up your sleeping pad and go to your own house.

7 And he got up and went home.

7 And he arose, and departed to his house.

7 So the man got up and went home.

7 And he got up and went away to his own house.

8 But when the crowds saw this, they were awestruck, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.

8 When the crowds saw this, they became frightened and glorified God for giving such authority to humans.

8 When the crowds saw it, they were struck with fear and awe; and they recognized God and praised and thanked Him, Who had given such power and authority to men.

Matthew Called To Follow Jesus

9 As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man called Matthew, sitting in the tax collector's booth; and He said to him, "Follow Me!" And he got up and followed Him.

9 And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.

9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector's desk and told him, "Follow me." So he got up and followed him.

9 As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector's office; and He said to him, Be My disciple [side with My party and follow Me]. And he rose and followed Him.

10 Then it happened that as Jesus was reclining at the table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were dining with Jesus and His disciples.

10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.

10 While he was having dinner at Matthew's home, many tax collectors and sinners arrived and began eating with Jesus and his disciples.

10 And as Jesus reclined at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and [especially wicked] sinners came and sat (reclined) with Him and His disciples.

11 When the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, "Why is your Teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?"

11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?

11 The Pharisees saw this and asked his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"

11 And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, Why does your Master eat with tax collectors and those [preeminently] sinful?

12 But when Jesus heard this, He said, "It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick.

12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.

12 When Jesus heard that, he said, "Healthy people don't need a physician, but sick people do.

12 But when Jesus heard it, He replied, Those who are strong and well (healthy) have no need of a physician, but those who are weak and sick.

13 "But go and learn what this means: 'I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT SACRIFICE,' for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

13 Go and learn what this means: "I want mercy and not sacrifice,' because I did not come to call righteous people, but sinners."

13 Go and learn what this means: I desire mercy [that is, readiness to help those in trouble] and not sacrifice and sacrificial victims. For I came not to call and invite [to repentance] the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with God), but sinners (the erring ones and all those not free from sin).

On Fasting

14 Then the disciples of John came to Him, asking, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?"

14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?

14 Then John's disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples don't fast?"

14 Then the disciples of John came to Jesus, inquiring, Why is it that we and the Pharisees fast often, [that is, abstain from food and drink as a religious exercise], but Your disciples do not fast?

15 And Jesus said to them, "The attendants of the bridegroom cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them, can they? But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.

15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.

15 Jesus asked them, "The wedding guests can't mourn as long as the groom is with them, can they? But the time will come when the groom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast."

15 And Jesus replied to them, Can the wedding guests mourn while the bridegroom is still with them? The days will come when the bridegroom 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 the patch pulls away from the garment, and a worse tear results.

16 No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.

16 "No one patches an old garment with a piece of unshrunk cloth, because the patch pulls away from the garment, and a worse tear results.

16 And no one puts a piece of cloth that has not been shrunk on an old garment, for such a patch tears away from the garment and a worse rent (tear) is made.

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."

17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

17 Nor do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst, the wine will spill out, and the skins will be ruined. Instead, they pour new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved."

17 Neither is new wine put in old wineskins; for if it is, the skins burst and are torn in pieces, and the wine is spilled and the skins are ruined. But new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved.

A Woman Healed And A Daughter Raised

18 While He was saying these things to them, a synagogue official came and bowed down before Him, and said, "My daughter has just died; but come and lay Your hand on her, and she will live."

18 While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

18 While Jesus was telling them these things, an official came up and fell down before him. "My daughter has just died," he said. "But come and lay your hand on her, and she will live."

18 While He was talking this way to them, behold, a ruler entered and, kneeling down, worshiped Him, saying, My daughter has just now died; but come and lay Your hand on her, and she will come to life.

19 Jesus got up and began to follow him, and so did His disciples.

19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.

19 So Jesus got up and followed him, along with his disciples.

19 And Jesus got up and accompanied him, with His disciples.

20 And a woman who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years, came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His cloak;

20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:

20 Just then a woman who had been suffering from chronic bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the tassel of his garment,

20 And behold, a woman who had suffered from a flow of blood for twelve years came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His garment;

21 for she was saying to herself, "If I only touch His garment, I will get well."

21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.

21 because she had been saying to herself, "If I just touch his robe, I will get well."

21 For she kept saying to herself, If I only touch His garment, I shall be restored to health.

22 But Jesus turning and seeing her said, "Daughter, take courage; your faith has made you well." At once the woman was made well.

22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

22 When Jesus turned and saw her, he said, "Be courageous, daughter! Your faith has made you well." And from that very hour the woman was well.

22 Jesus turned around and, seeing her, He said, Take courage, daughter! Your faith has made you well. And at once the woman was restored to health.

23 When Jesus came into the official's house, and saw the flute-players and the crowd in noisy disorder,

23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,

23 When Jesus came to the official's house and saw the flute players and the crowd making a commotion,

23 And when Jesus came to the ruler's house and saw the flute players and the crowd making an uproar and din,

24 He said, "Leave; for the girl has not died, but is asleep." And they began laughing at Him.

24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.

24 he said, "Go away! The young lady hasn't died, but is sleeping." But they ridiculed him with laughter.

24 He said, Go away; for the girl is not dead but sleeping. And they laughed and jeered at Him.

25 But when the crowd had been sent out, He entered and took her by the hand, and the girl got up.

25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.

25 When the crowd had been driven outside, he went in, took her by the hand, and the young lady got up.

25 But when the crowd had been ordered to go outside, He went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose.

26 This news spread throughout all that land.

26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.

26 The news of this spread throughout that land.

26 And the news about this spread through all that district.

Two Blind Men Healed

27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!"

27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us.

27 As Jesus was traveling on from there, two blind men followed him, shouting, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!"

27 As Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed Him, shouting loudly, Have pity and mercy on us, Son of David!

28 When He entered the house, the blind men came up to Him, and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to Him, "Yes, Lord."

28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.

28 When he had gone into the house, the blind men came to him. Jesus asked them, "Do you believe I can do this?" They told him, "Yes, Lord!"

28 When He reached the house and went in, the blind men came to Him, and Jesus said to them, Do you believe that I am able to do this? They said to Him, Yes, Lord.

29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, "It shall be done to you according to your faith."

29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.

29 Then he touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith, let it be done for you!"

29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith and trust and reliance [on the power invested in Me] be it done to you;

30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them: "See that no one knows about this!"

30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.

30 And their eyes were opened. Then Jesus sternly told them, "See to it that nobody knows about this."

30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus earnestly and sternly charged them, See that you let no one know about this.

31 But they went out and spread the news about Him throughout all that land.

31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.

31 But they went out and spread the news about him throughout that region.

31 But they went off and blazed and spread His fame abroad throughout that whole district.

A Demon Expelled

32 As they were going out, a mute, demon-possessed man was brought to Him.

32 As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil.

32 As the men were going out, a man who couldn't talk because he was demon-possessed was brought to him.

32 And while they were going away, behold, a dumb man under the power of a demon was brought to Jesus.

33 After the demon was cast out, the mute man spoke; and the crowds were amazed, and were saying, "Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel."

33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.

33 As soon as the demon had been driven out, the man began to speak. The crowds were amazed and said, "Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel!"

33 And when the demon was driven out, the dumb man spoke; and the crowds were stunned with bewildered wonder, saying, Never before has anything like this been seen in Israel.

34 But the Pharisees were saying, "He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons."

34 But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.

34 But the Pharisees kept saying, "He drives out demons by the ruler of demons."

34 But the Pharisees said, He drives out demons through and with the help of the prince of demons.

A Plentiful Harvest But Few Workers

35 Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.

35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

35 Then Jesus began traveling throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every illness.

35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news (the Gospel) of the kingdom and curing all kinds of disease and every weakness and infirmity.

36 Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.

36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

36 When he saw the crowds, he was deeply moved with compassion for them, because they were troubled and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

36 When He saw the throngs, He was moved with pity and sympathy for them, because they were bewildered (harassed and distressed and dejected and helpless), like sheep without a shepherd.

37 Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.

37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;

37 Then he told his disciples, "The harvest is vast, but the workers are few.

37 Then He said to His disciples, The harvest is indeed plentiful, but the laborers are few.

38 "Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest."

38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

38 So ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest."

38 So pray to the Lord of the harvest to force out and thrust laborers into His harvest.



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