A Paralytic Healed

Matthew 9:1-8

1 And He entered into the ship and passed over, and came to his own city: 2 and behold, they brought to Him one that had the palsy laid on a couch: and Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, Take heart my son, for thy sins are forgiven thee.

3 Upon which, some of the scribes said in themselves, This man blasphemeth: but Jesus knowing their surmises,

4 said to them, Why think ye evil in your hearts? 5 For which is easier? To say, thy sins be forgiven thee? or to say, rise up and walk? 6 but that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, Arise (saith He then to the paralytic) and take up thy couch, and go away to thy house. 7 And he rose up and went away to his own house. 8 But when the multitudes saw it, they were amazed, and glorified God, who had given such power to men.

Mark 2:1-12

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.

Luke 5:17-26

17 And one day, as He was teaching, there were pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, who were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judea, and from Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was present to heal the people: 18 and behold, some men bringing on a couch a man that was paralytic; and they endeavoured to bring him in, and lay him before Him: 19 but when they could not find what way to bring him in because of the croud, they went up on the battlements of the house, and let him down from the roof with his couch, into the midst before Jesus,

20 who seeing their faith said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.

21 And the scribes and pharisees began to cavil, saying, Who is this that talketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God?

22 but Jesus knowing their thoughts, answered and said unto them, What are ye disputing in your hearts? 23 Which is easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee, or to say, Rise up and walk? 24 but that ye may know, that the Son of man hath power even on earth to forgive sins, (He spake to the paralytic) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go to thine house.

25 And immediately he rose up before them, took up the bed on which he lay, and went away to his house, glorifying God. 26 And they were all amazed and glorified God, and were filled with awe, saying, we have seen wonderful things to-day.