1 And it came to pass, while the multitude is pressing on Him to hear the word of God, and He was standing by the lake of Gennesaret; 2 and He saw two ships standing by the lake: the fishermen, having gone from them, were washing their nets. 3 And having come into one of the ships, which belonged to Simon, He asked him to lead out a little from the land, and sitting down He was teaching the multitudes from the ship.
4 When He ceased speaking He said to Simon, Lead out into the deep, and spread your nets for a draught.
5 And Simon responding said to Him, Master, having toiled all night, we caught nothing: but at thy word I will spread the net.
6 And having done this, they caught a great multitude of fishes; and their net was breaking; 7 and they beckoned to their comrades in another ship, having come to assist them, And they came, and filled both ships, so as to sink them.
8 And Simon Peter, seeing, fell down at the knees of Jesus, saying; Depart from me, Lord, because I am a sinful man, 9 For fear took hold of him, and all of those with him, at the draught of fishes which they received. 10 And likewise James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were companions to Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, Fear not; from now you shall be catching men. 11 And drawing up their ships to the land, having left all things, they followed Him.
12 And it came to pass, while He was in one of the cities, and behold, there is a man full of leprosy: and seeing Jesus, having fallen on his face, he prayed to Him, saying, Lord, if you may will it, you are able to cleanse me.
13 And reaching out His hand, He touched him, saying, I will; be thou cleansed. And immediately the leprosy departed from him. 14 And He commanded him to tell no one: but having gone away, show thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
15 And the word concerning Him was going abroad: and many multitudes continued to come, and be healed of their diseases by Him. 16 And He was out in the deserts, and praying.
17 And He was in one of the cities, and was teaching; and there were many Pharisees and theologians, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them. 18 And behold, men carrying a man on a couch, who was paralyzed; and were seeking to bring him in, and place him before Him. 19 And not having found by what way they may bring him in on account of the crowd, going upon the house, they let him down through the tiles along with the bed in their midst in the presence of Jesus.
20 And seeing their faith, He said to him; Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.
21 And the scribes and Pharisees began to reason, Who is this one who speaketh blasphemies? Who is able to forgive sins, except God only?
22 And having responded He said to them, Why do you reason in your hearts? 23 Which is the easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven unto thee; or, to say. Arise and walk about? 24 But in order that you may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, (He said to the paralyzed), I say unto thee, Arise, and having taken thy bed, go into thy house.
25 And immediately having arisen before them, taking the bed on which he was lying down, he went away to his own house, glorifying God. 26 And rapture seized them all, and they continued to glorify God; and they were filled with fear, saying, that, We have seen the paradoxical this day.
27 And after these things He came out, and saw a publican, by name Levi, sitting at the toll, and He said to him, Follow me. 28 And having left all things, rising up, he followed Him.
29 And Levi made a great feast for Him in his own house: and there was a great multitude of publicans and others who were sitting along with Him. 30 And their scribes and the Pharisees were murmuring to His disciples, saying, Wherefore do you eat and drink with publicans and, sinners?
31 And Jesus responding said to them, They that are whole have not need of a physician, but they that are sick; 32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
33 And they said to Him, Wherefore do the disciples of John fast, and make supplications; likewise also those of the Pharisees; but thy disciples eat and drink?
34 And He said to them, Whether are you able to make the sons of the bridechamber to fast, while the bridegroom is with them? 35 But the days will come when the bridegroom must indeed be taken away from them, then will they fast in those days.
36 He also spoke a parable to them; Let no one put a piece of new cloth on an old garment; lest the new shall tear it, and the piece from the new will not fit the old. 37 And no one puts new wine into old bottles; lest the new wine shall break the bottles, and it shall be poured out, and the bottles shall perish: 38 but the new wine is to be put into new bottles, and both will be preserved. 39 No one drinking the old immediately wishes the new; for he says, The old is better.