1 Then Jesus entered a boat and crossed [back] over [Lake Galilee] and came to His own city [i.e., Capernaum].
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.
2 [Upon His arrival] they brought to Him a man afflicted with a paralytic disease, [being carried on his cot. See Mark 2:3]. When Jesus saw [the evidence of] their faith [i.e., the man's four friends breaking open the roof and lowering him through it. See Mark 2:4-5], He said to the paralytic, "Son, cheer up, 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."
3 Seeing this, certain experts in the law of Moses said to themselves, "This man is speaking against God."
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!"
4 Knowing what they were thinking, Jesus said, "Why are you having such evil thoughts in your minds?
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?
5 For 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 For which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’?
5 Which is easier: to say, "Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, "Get up and walk'?
6 But in order that you may know that the Son of man has authority to forgive people's sins on earth, (then He said to the man afflicted with paralysis), 'Get up, pick up your cot 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 may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—then He told the paralytic, “Get up, pick up your mat, and go home.”
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!"
8 But when the large crowds saw [what had happened], they were filled with deep reverence and gave honor to God for giving 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.
9 As Jesus moved on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the toll booth [i.e., collecting taxes]. He said to him, "Become my follower." 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.
10 And so it happened, as Jesus was having a meal at Matthew's house, a number of [other] tax collectors and worldly people came to sit down with Him 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.
11 And when the Pharisees saw this they said to His disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and worldly people?"
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?"
12 When Jesus heard this, He said, "People who are healthy do not need a doctor; but [only] sick people do.
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.
13 Go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy and not [only] sacrifice.' For I did not come to call righteous people [to be my followers] 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."
14 Some of John's disciples came to Jesus saying, "Why is it that we and the Pharisees fast frequently [i.e., going without food and/or drink for religious reasons], but your disciples do not fast [at all]?"
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?"
15 Jesus said to them, "Can the groomsmen act sadly while the groom is still with them? But the time will come when the groom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.
15 And Jesus said to them, “The (j)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."
16 No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth onto an old garment; for what was intended to cover up [the hole] actually tears away [part of] the garment [i.e., when it shrinks], causing a bigger hole.
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 unshrunk cloth, because the patch pulls away from the garment and makes the tear 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.
17 Also, people do not put freshly squeezed grape juice into bottles made of previously used animal skins. If they did, the [old dried-out] animal skins would break open and the grape juice would [all] leak out, and the animal skins would become useless. But people put freshly squeezed grape juice into newly prepared animal skin bottles. That way both of them will survive."
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."
18 While Jesus spoke these things, a leader [of the Jewish synagogue, named Jairus. See Mark 5:22-43] came and worshiped Him, saying, "My daughter has just died, but if you come and place your hand on her, she will live [again]."
18 (U)While He was saying these things to them, (m)a synagogue (n)official came and (o)(V)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 As He was telling them these things,(N) suddenly one of the leaders(k) came and knelt down before Him, saying, “My daughter is near death,(l) but come and lay Your hand on her, and she will live.”(O)
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."
19 So, Jesus got up and, along with His disciples, followed the man.
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.
20 But just then a woman who had been bleeding for twelve years came up behind Him and touched the edge of His robe.
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,
21 For she had said to herself, "If I can just touch His robe, I will be healed."
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."
22 When Jesus turned and saw her, He said, "Take courage, daughter, your faith has made you well." And the woman was healed that [very] moment.
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.
23 When Jesus went into the leader [of the synagogue's] house, He saw musicians [playing a funeral dirge] and the crowd carrying on [in mournful wails].
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,
24 He said, "Stand back, for the young lady is not [permanently] dead, but [rather] is sleeping." And the people laughed at Him scornfully.
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.
25 But after the crowd was sent outside, Jesus entered [her room, along with her parents and three of His disciples. See Mark 5:37-40] and took her by the hand, and the young lady rose up [from the dead].
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.
27 Now as Jesus moved on from there, two blind men followed Him [i.e., probably being led by sighted persons]. They were shouting, "Have pity 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!"
28 And when He had entered the house [i.e., probably a friend's house there in Capernaum. See 8:20], the blind men came in [after Him]. Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do what you are asking?" They replied, "Yes, Lord."
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!"
29 Then He touched their eyes and said, "Let what you expect be done for you."
29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, “Let it be done for you according to your faith!”
29 Then he touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith, let it be done for you!"
30 And [immediately] they were able to see. Jesus then strongly urged them, saying, "Make sure that no one knows [what I have done for you]."
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."
31 But [instead], they went all over the district telling people about Him.
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 whole area.
31 But they went out and spread the news about him throughout that region.
32 As they went on their way a deaf-mute, dominated by an evil spirit, was brought to Jesus.
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.
33 When the evil spirit was driven out [by Jesus] the [former] deaf-mute began to speak, and the crowds marveled, saying, "No one in Israel has ever seen this done before."
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!"
34 But the Pharisees said, "He is driving out evil spirits by [the power of] the chief of evil spirits."
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."
35 Jesus traveled throughout all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the [coming] kingdom and healing all kinds of diseases and illnesses.
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.
36 But when He saw the large crowds He felt compassion for them because they were distressed and disoriented 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.
37 Then He said to His disciples, "Certainly there is plenty to harvest but there are [too] few people to do the work."
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.
38 "You should pray to the Lord of the harvest to send [more] workers out into the field to gather His crop."
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 Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”
38 So ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest."
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