1 Being imbark'd, he pass'd over, and came to his own town, 2 where they brought a man on a bed, lying sick of the palsy: and Jesus perceiving their faith, said to the paralytic, take courage, my son, thy sins are forgiven.
3 whereupon certain of the scribes said within themselves, this man blasphemes.
4 and Jesus perceiving their reflections, said, why do you entertain so bad an opinion? 5 for is it not as easy to say, thy sins are forgiven? as to say, arise, and walk? 6 only it was fit you should know that the son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins: arise, then, said he, to the paralytic, take up thy bed, and march home. 7 and he arose, and returned to his family. 8 at this the multitude were amazed, and glorified God, for having communicated such power to men.
9 As Jesus left that place, he saw one Matthew by name, sitting at the customhouse: and said to him, follow me. and he rose and followed him.
10 and while Jesus was at table in Matthew's house, several publicans and loose people happen'd to come in, who sat down with him and his disciples. 11 which the Pharisees observing, why, said they to his disciples, is your master so familiar with publicans and such loose people?
12 Jesus hearing that, said to them, they that are in health don't want a physician, but they that are sick. 13 go then and learn the meaning of that expression, "I will have mercy and not sacrifice:" for I am not come to call saints, but sinners.
14 Then John's disciples came to him and said, why do the Pharisees, as well as we, observe so many fasts, and your disciples keep none?
15 Jesus answer'd them, can the bride-men mourn, while the bridegroom is with them? the day indeed will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then will be the time to fast. 16 new cloth is never patch'd upon an old garment: for the patch will draw the garment, and rend it still worse. 17 neither do men put new wine into old skins: if they should, the bottles will burst, so that the wine will be lost and the skins be spoil'd: but they put new wine into new skins, whereby both are preserved.
18 Whilst he thus entertain'd them, the ruler of the synagogue came and made his address to him, saying, my daughter is upon the point of death: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. 19 so Jesus arose, together with his disciples, and follow'd him.
20 When a woman, who had been troubled with an hemorrhage twelve years, came behind him, and touch'd the hem of his garment. 21 for she said within her self, if I do but touch his garment, I shall be cured:
22 but Jesus turned about, and looking upon her, said, daughter lay aside your fears, thy faith hath cured thee: and the woman was cured from that instant.
23 When Jesus came to the ruler's house, he found a set of flute-players and a crowd of people making a lamentable cry, 24 and he said to them, withdraw, for the maid is not dead, but asleep. and they treated him with contemptuous laughter. 25 but when the company were turn'd out, he went in, and grasping her hand, the maid rose up. 26 the fame whereof was spread over all the country.
27 As Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying out, son of David, have mercy on us.
28 and when he was got into the house, the blind men advanc'd: and Jesus said to them, do ye think I am able to effect this cure? they answer'd, yes, Lord.
29 then he touched their eyes, saying, according to your faith, be it unto you. 30 and they had their sight: but Jesus gave them a strict charge, saying, take care not to let any man know it: 31 however when they were gone, they spread abroad his fame thro' all that country.
32 At their going out, a demoniac was brought in, who was dumb. 33 and when the devil was cast out, the dumb man came to his speech; at which the people were amazed, saying, nothing like this was ever seen in Israel.
34 but the Pharisees said, he casteth out devils by the authority of the prince of the devils.
35 And Jesus went about all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing diseases and disorders of every kind. 36 but when he saw how the multitude were fatigued and dispers'd like so many sheep without their Pastors, he was moved with compassion, and said to his disciples, 37 the harvest indeed is plentiful, but the labourers are few: 38 entreat therefore the Lord of the harvest, to send forth labourers into his harvest.