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And behold, some of the scribes said within themselves: This man talks impiously.


And he entered the ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. And behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the palsied man: Son, be of good courage; your sins are forgiven you. And behold, some of the scribes said within themselves: This man talks impiously. read more.
And Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, said: "Why do evil thoughts arise in your hearts? For, which is easier, to say, Your sins are forgiven; or to say, Arise, and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man on earth has authority to forgive sins (then he said to the palsied man): Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house. And he arose, and departed to his house. And when the multitude saw it, they were astonished, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men. And as Jesus passed by from that place, he saw a man named Matthew, sitting at the custom-house; and he said to him: Follow me. And he arose and followed him. And it came to pass that, while Jesus was reclining at table in his house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and reclined at table with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples: "Why does your teacher eat with publicans and sinners? When Jesus heard it, he said to them: Those who are in health have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, and not sacrifice. For I came not to call righteous men, but sinners to repentance. Then came to him the disciples of John, saying: Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples fast not? And Jesus said to them: Can the sons of the bride-chamber mourn while the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then will they fast. No one puts a patch of new cloth on an old garment; for that which is put in to fill it up, takes from the garment, and a worse rent is made. Nor do men put new wine into old bottles; if so, the bottles burst, and the wine runs out, and the bottles are lost. But they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved. While he was speaking these things to them, behold, a certain ruler came and did him homage, saying: My daughter is already dead; but come, lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. And Jesus and his disciples arose and followed him. And behold, a woman that had been diseased with an issue of blood for twelve years, came behind him, and touched the fringe of his mantle. For she said within herself: If I may only touch his mantle, I shall be saved. But Jesus turned, and saw her, and said: Daughter, be of good courage; your faith has saved you. And the woman was saved from that hour. And when Jesus came into the house of the ruler, and saw the minstrels and the multitude making lamentation, he said to them: Depart; for the maid is not dead, but sleeps. And they derided him. But when the multitude had been sent out, he went in, and took the maiden by the hand, and she arose. And the fame of this went abroad in all that land.

And when they had come into Capernaum, those who collected the didrachma came to Peter, and said: Does not your teacher pay the didrachma?

And they went into Capernaum; and immediately, on the sabbath, he entered the synagogue, and taught. And they were astonished at his teaching; for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes. And there was in their synagogue a man who had an unclean spirit; and he cried out, read more.
saying: Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Nazarene? Hast thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying: Be silent, and come out of him. And the unclean spirit threw him into convulsions, and cried with a loud voice, and came out of him. And all were amazed, so that they questioned one another, saying: What means this? What new teaching is this, that with authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him? And his fame immediately went abroad into all the surrounding country of Galilee. And forthwith, having gone out of the synagogue, they went into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now the mother-in-law of Simon lay sick of a fever. And at once they told him of her. And he went to her, and took her by the hand, and raised her up, and the fever left her instantly; and she ministered to them. And at evening, when the sun had gone down, they brought to him all that were sick, and those who were possessed with demons. And the whole city came together to the door. And he cured many that were sick of various diseases, and cast out many demons, and did not suffer the demons to speak, because they knew him. And very early in the morning, while it was yet dark, he arose and went out, and departed to a desert place, and there prayed. And Simon, and those who were with him, followed after him. And when they had found him, they said to him: All are seeking for thee. And he said to them: Let us go into the neighboring towns, that I may preach there also; for I have come forth for this purpose. And throughout the whole of Galilee he continued to preach in their synagogues, and to cast out demons. And there came to him a leper, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying to him: If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched forth his hand, and touched him, and said to him: I will; be clean. And when he had spoken, the leprosy immediately departed from him, and he was cleansed. And he strictly charged him, and forthwith sent him away, and said to him: See that you tell no one; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing the things which Moses commanded, for a testimony to them. But he went out, and began to proclaim it much, and to publish the matter abroad, so that he was no longer able to enter a city openly, but was without in desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.

And again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand. And they watched him, whether he would cure him on the sabbath-day, that they might accuse him. And he said to the man who had the withered hand: Arise, and come into the midst. read more.
And he said to them: Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath-day, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they were silent. And looking around on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their heart, he said to the man: Stretch forth your hand; and he stretched it forth: and his hand was restored. And the Pharisees immediately went out with the Herodians, and held a consultation against him, that they might destroy him.

And when he had ended all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he went into Capernaum. And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was sick, and about to die. But when he heard of Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, and besought him to come and save his servant. read more.
And they came to Jesus, and besought him earnestly, saying: He is worthy for whom thou shouldst do this; for he loves our nation, and of his own accord has built us a synagogue. And Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, and said to him: Lord, give thyself no trouble; for I am not worthy that thou shouldst come under my roof. For which reason, neither did I count myself worthy to go to thee; but command in a word, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man placed under authority, and have soldiers under me; and I say to this one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my servant, Do this, and he does it. And when Jesus heard these things, he was filled with admiration for him; and, turning to the multitude that followed, he said: I say to you, Not even in Israel have I found so great faith. And they that had been sent, returned to the house, and found the servant that had been sick restored to health.

Then Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And there was a certain courtier, whose sou was sick in Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea into Galilee, he went to him, and besought him that he would come down, and restore his son to health, for he was about to die. Then said Jesus to him: Unless you see signs and wonders, you will not believe. read more.
The courtier said to him: Sir, come down before my child die. Jesus said to him: Go, your child lives. And the man believed the word that Jesus spoke, and departed. And as he was going down, his servants met him, and said: Your son lives. Then he inquired of them the hour in which he was restored to health. And they said to him: Yesterday, at the seventh hour, the fever left him. Then his father knew that it was in the same hour in which Jesus said to him, Your son lives. And he himself, and all his house, believed.

and, having entered the ship, went across the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus had not come to them. And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that was blowing. Then, having rowed about twenty-five or thirty furlongs, they saw Jesus walking on the sea, and coming near the ship; and they were afraid. read more.
But he said to them: It is I; be not afraid. Then they willingly received him into the ship; and immediately the ship was at the land to which they were going. The next day, the multitude that stood on the other side of the sea, seeing that no other boat had been there but the one which his disciples had entered, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone; (but there came other boats from Tiberias near the place where they had eaten bread, after the Lord had given thanks;) when, therefore, the multitude saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they also entered the ships, and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus. And finding him on the opposite side of the sea, they said to him: Rabbi, when didst thou come hither?

These things he spoke in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.



And the scribes and Pharisees began to reason, saying: Who is this that utters impious words? Who can forgive sins but God alone?

And behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the palsied man: Son, be of good courage; your sins are forgiven you. And behold, some of the scribes said within themselves: This man talks impiously. And Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, said: "Why do evil thoughts arise in your hearts? read more.
For, which is easier, to say, Your sins are forgiven; or to say, Arise, and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man on earth has authority to forgive sins (then he said to the palsied man): Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.


And he entered the ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. And behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the palsied man: Son, be of good courage; your sins are forgiven you. And behold, some of the scribes said within themselves: This man talks impiously. read more.
And Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, said: "Why do evil thoughts arise in your hearts? For, which is easier, to say, Your sins are forgiven; or to say, Arise, and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man on earth has authority to forgive sins (then he said to the palsied man): Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house. And he arose, and departed to his house. And when the multitude saw it, they were astonished, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

And again he entered Capernaum, after some days; and they heard that he was in the house. And immediately many came together, so that the house could contain them no longer, nor could the space about the door. And he preached the word to them. And they came to him, bringing a paralytic, who was carried by four men. read more.
And not being able to come near him, on account of the multitude, they took off the roof where he was, and having broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic: Son, your sins are forgiven you. But some of the scribes were sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts: Why does this man thus speak impiously? Who can forgive sins but God only? And Jesus, immediately perceiving in his spirit that they thus reasoned within themselves, said to them: Why are you reasoning thus in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, Your sins are forgiven; or to say, Arise, take up your bed and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man on earth has authority to forgive sins, (he said to the paralytic,) I say to you, Arise, take up your bed and go to your house. And he arose forthwith, and took up his bed, and went out before them all; so that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying: We have never seen it thus.

And it came to pass, on a certain day, that he was teaching, and there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was exerted to heal them. And behold, men brought, on a bed, a man who was a paralytic. And they sought how they might bring him in, and lay him before him. And finding no way by which they could bring him in, because of the multitude, they went up on the top of the house, and, through the tiling, let him down, with his bed, into the midst before Jesus. read more.
And when he saw their faith, he said to him: Man, your sins are forgiven you. And the scribes and Pharisees began to reason, saying: Who is this that utters impious words? Who can forgive sins but God alone? But Jesus perceived their reasonings, and answered and said to them: Why are you reasoning in your hearts? Which is easier, to say., Your sins are forgiven you; or to say, Arise and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man on the earth has power to forgive sins, (he said to the paralytic,) I say to you, Arise, and take up your bed, and go to your house. And he immediately arose before them, took up that on which he had been lying, and went away to his own house, glorifying God. And astonishment seized upon all, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying: We have seen strange things to-day.


And again he entered Capernaum, after some days; and they heard that he was in the house. And immediately many came together, so that the house could contain them no longer, nor could the space about the door. And he preached the word to them. And they came to him, bringing a paralytic, who was carried by four men. read more.
And not being able to come near him, on account of the multitude, they took off the roof where he was, and having broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic: Son, your sins are forgiven you. But some of the scribes were sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts: Why does this man thus speak impiously? Who can forgive sins but God only? And Jesus, immediately perceiving in his spirit that they thus reasoned within themselves, said to them: Why are you reasoning thus in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, Your sins are forgiven; or to say, Arise, take up your bed and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man on earth has authority to forgive sins, (he said to the paralytic,) I say to you, Arise, take up your bed and go to your house. And he arose forthwith, and took up his bed, and went out before them all; so that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying: We have never seen it thus.

And it came to pass, on a certain day, that he was teaching, and there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was exerted to heal them. And behold, men brought, on a bed, a man who was a paralytic. And they sought how they might bring him in, and lay him before him. And finding no way by which they could bring him in, because of the multitude, they went up on the top of the house, and, through the tiling, let him down, with his bed, into the midst before Jesus. read more.
And when he saw their faith, he said to him: Man, your sins are forgiven you. And the scribes and Pharisees began to reason, saying: Who is this that utters impious words? Who can forgive sins but God alone? But Jesus perceived their reasonings, and answered and said to them: Why are you reasoning in your hearts? Which is easier, to say., Your sins are forgiven you; or to say, Arise and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man on the earth has power to forgive sins, (he said to the paralytic,) I say to you, Arise, and take up your bed, and go to your house. And he immediately arose before them, took up that on which he had been lying, and went away to his own house, glorifying God. And astonishment seized upon all, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying: We have seen strange things to-day.

And behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the palsied man: Son, be of good courage; your sins are forgiven you. And behold, some of the scribes said within themselves: This man talks impiously. And Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, said: "Why do evil thoughts arise in your hearts? read more.
For, which is easier, to say, Your sins are forgiven; or to say, Arise, and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man on earth has authority to forgive sins (then he said to the palsied man): Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house. And he arose, and departed to his house. And when the multitude saw it, they were astonished, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.


And he entered the ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. And behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the palsied man: Son, be of good courage; your sins are forgiven you. And behold, some of the scribes said within themselves: This man talks impiously. read more.
And Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, said: "Why do evil thoughts arise in your hearts? For, which is easier, to say, Your sins are forgiven; or to say, Arise, and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man on earth has authority to forgive sins (then he said to the palsied man): Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house. And he arose, and departed to his house. And when the multitude saw it, they were astonished, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

And again he entered Capernaum, after some days; and they heard that he was in the house. And immediately many came together, so that the house could contain them no longer, nor could the space about the door. And he preached the word to them. And they came to him, bringing a paralytic, who was carried by four men. read more.
And not being able to come near him, on account of the multitude, they took off the roof where he was, and having broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic: Son, your sins are forgiven you. But some of the scribes were sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts: Why does this man thus speak impiously? Who can forgive sins but God only? And Jesus, immediately perceiving in his spirit that they thus reasoned within themselves, said to them: Why are you reasoning thus in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, Your sins are forgiven; or to say, Arise, take up your bed and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man on earth has authority to forgive sins, (he said to the paralytic,) I say to you, Arise, take up your bed and go to your house. And he arose forthwith, and took up his bed, and went out before them all; so that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying: We have never seen it thus.

And it came to pass, on a certain day, that he was teaching, and there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was exerted to heal them. And behold, men brought, on a bed, a man who was a paralytic. And they sought how they might bring him in, and lay him before him. And finding no way by which they could bring him in, because of the multitude, they went up on the top of the house, and, through the tiling, let him down, with his bed, into the midst before Jesus. read more.
And when he saw their faith, he said to him: Man, your sins are forgiven you. And the scribes and Pharisees began to reason, saying: Who is this that utters impious words? Who can forgive sins but God alone? But Jesus perceived their reasonings, and answered and said to them: Why are you reasoning in your hearts? Which is easier, to say., Your sins are forgiven you; or to say, Arise and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man on the earth has power to forgive sins, (he said to the paralytic,) I say to you, Arise, and take up your bed, and go to your house. And he immediately arose before them, took up that on which he had been lying, and went away to his own house, glorifying God. And astonishment seized upon all, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying: We have seen strange things to-day.


Be hold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death,

And behold, some of the scribes said within themselves: This man talks impiously.

But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David, their anger was aroused,




Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees that were of Jerusalem, saying: