A Paralytic Healed
1 And He entered into a boat, and passed over, and came to His own city. 2 And behold, they brought to Him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, Child, be of good cheer. Your sins are forgiven you.
3 And lo, some of the scribes said within themselves, This one blasphemes.
4 And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, Why do you think evil in your hearts? 5 For which is easier? To say, Your sins are forgiven you, or to say, Arise and walk! 6 But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on 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 But when the crowds saw, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.
1 And again He entered into Capernaum after some days. And it was heard that He was in a house. 2 And immediately many were gathered, so that none any longer had room, even to the door. And He proclaimed the Word to them. 3 Then they came to Him, bringing one who was paralyzed, who was carried by four. 4 When they could not come near to Him because of the crowd, they unroofed the roof where He was. And digging through, they let down the cot on which the paralytic was lying.
5 And seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralytic, Child, your sins are forgiven to you.
8 And instantly knowing in His spirit that they reasoned so within themselves, He said to them, Why do you reason these things in your heart? 9 Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, Your sins are forgiven you; or to say, Arise, and take up your cot and walk? 10 But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority upon earth to forgive sins, He said to the paralytic, 11 I say to you, Arise, and take up your cot, and go to your house.
12 And immediately he arose and took up his cot and went out before all. So that all were amazed and glorified God, saying, We never saw it this way.
17 And it happened on one of the days, even He was teaching. And Pharisees and teachers of the Law were sitting by, who had come out of every village of Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was there, for the curing of them. 18 And behold, men carrying, on a cot, a man who was paralyzed. And they sought to bring him in and to lay him before Him. 19 And not finding a way by which they might bring him in through the crowd, going up on the housetop, they let him down through the tiles with his cot into the midst, before Jesus.
20 And seeing their faith, He said to him, Man, your sins are forgiven you.
21 And the scribes and Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, except God alone?
22 But knowing their thoughts, answering, Jesus said to them, Why do you reason in your hearts? 23 Which is easier, to say, Your sins are forgiven you; or to say, Rise up and walk? 24 But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins, He said to the paralytic, I say to you, Arise, and take up your cot and go to your house.
25 And immediately he rose up before them and took up that on which he lay. And he departed to his own house, glorifying God. 26 And they were all amazed, and they glorified God and were filled with fear, saying, We saw wonderful things today.