1 And after some days He went again into Capernaum; and it being heard that He was in the house, 2 great numbers were immediately gathered together, so that there was no more room to contain them, not even about the door: and as he was preaching the word unto them, 3 there came some to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men: 4 and not being able to come near to Him for the croud, they uncovered the roof where He was, and when they had made an openning, they let down the couch on which the paralytic was laid.
5 And Jesus, seeing their faith, saith to him that had the palsy, Son, thy sins are forgiven thee.
6 But there were some of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, 7 Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God?
8 And Jesus, who knew immediately in his spirit that they were thus reasoning within themselves, said unto them, Why do ye dispute these things in your hearts? 9 Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, Thy sins are forgiven; or to say, Rise, take up thy couch, and walk? 10 But that ye may know, that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, 11 I say unto thee (saith He to the paralytic,) Arise, and take up thy couch, and go thy way to thine own house.
12 And he instantly arose, and taking up his couch, went out before them all, so that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, we never saw the like.
13 And He went out again towards the sea-side, and all the people resorted to Him, and He taught them. 14 And as He went along, He saw Levi the son of Alpheus, sitting at the receit of custom, and saith unto him, Follow me: and he rose up and followed Him.
15 And as He sat at table in his house, many publicans and sinners also sat down with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed Him. 16 And the scribes and pharisees, when they saw Him eating with publicans and sinners, said to his disciples, What is the meaning that He eateth with publicans and sinners?
17 Which Jesus hearing, saith unto them, They that are in health have no need of a physician, but they that are ill: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.
18 And as the disciples of John, and of the pharisees used to fast, they came to Him, saying, Why do the disciples of John and of the pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?
19 And Jesus said unto them, Can the bridemen fast, when the bridegroom is with them? while the bridegroom is with them, they cannot fast: 20 but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them; and then shall they fast. 21 No man seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment; otherwise, it's new patch teareth from the old, and the rent is made worse: 22 nor does any one put new wine into old vessels; otherwise the new wine bursteth the vessels, and the wine is spilt, and the vessels are destroyed: but new wine should be put into new vessels.
23 And as He was going thro' the corn-fields on the sabbath-day, his disciples began as they went along to pluck the ears of corn. 24 And the pharisees said to Him, See, why do they what is not lawful to be done on the sabbath-day?
25 And He said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, in his necessity, when he was hungry, himself and those that were with him? 26 how he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar, who was afterwards the high priest, and did eat the shew-bread, which it is not lawful for any to eat, but the priests, and gave also to them that were with him! 27 And He said moreover unto them, The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath: 28 and therefore the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath.