1 And entering a ship, he crossed over, and came to his own city; 2 and behold they brought him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, Son, be of good courage; your sins are forgiven.
3 And behold some of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemes.
4 And Jesus observing their thoughts, said, Why do you think evil in your hearts? 5 For in what respect is it easier to say, Your sins are forgiven, than to say, Arise and walk? 6 But that you may know that the Son of man has power on the earth to forgive sins, then he said to the paralytic, Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house. 7 And he arose and departed to his house. 8 And when the multitudes saw it they were afraid, and glorified God who had given such power to men.
9 And Jesus departing thence saw a man sitting at the custom-house, called Matthew; and he said to him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.
10 And he was reclining in the house, and behold, many publicans and sinners came and reclined with Jesus and his disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw them they said to his disciples, Why does your teacher eat with publicans and sinners?
12 And hearing it he said, The well need not a physician, but the sick. 13 Go and learn what this means: I wish for mercy and not a sacrifice; for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.
14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but your disciples fast not?
15 And Jesus said to them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and then they shalt fast. 16 But no one puts a piece of unfilled cloth on an old garment; for it takes away its fullness from the garment, and the rent is made worse. 17 Neither do they put new wine into old bottles; otherwise the bottles break, and the wine is poured out and the bottles destroyed; but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.
18 While he was saying these words to them, behold a ruler came and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is now dead, but come and put your hand on her and she shall live. 19 And Jesus arose and followed him, and his disciples.
20 And behold a woman having a hemorrhage of twelve years approached him from behind, and touched the fringe of his garment; 21 for she said within herself, If I can only touch his garment I shall be cured.
22 And Jesus turning around and seeing her, said, Daughter, be of good courage, your faith has cured you. And the woman was cured from that hour.
23 And Jesus coming into the house of the ruler, and seeing the musicians and the multitude making a tumultuous noise, 24 said, Go away; for the girl is not dead, but asleep. And they derided him. 25 But when the multitude were removed he went in and took her hand, and the girl arose. 26 And the report went out into all that land.
27 And as Jesus was departing thence two blind men followed him, crying and saying, Have mercy on us, Son of David!
28 And when he had gone into the house 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, According to your faith be it to you; 30 and their eyes were opened. And Jesus charged them strictly, saying, See that no one knows it. 31 But they went out and made him known in all that land.
32 And when they had gone away, behold, the people brought to him a man, a dumb demoniac. 33 And the demon being cast out, the dumb spoke; and the multitudes wondered, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
34 But the Pharisees said, He casts out demons by the ruler of the demons.
35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease, and every infirmity. 36 And seeing the multitudes he had compassion on them because they were faint and scattered, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, The harvest indeed is great, but the laborers few. 38 Pray, therefore, the Lord of the harvest to thrust laborers into his harvest.