Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



So he embarked in the boat and crossed over to his own town. There a paralytic was brought to him, lying on a pallet; and when Jesus saw the faith of the bearers he said to the paralytic, "Courage, my son! your sins are forgiven." Some scribes said to themselves, "The man is talking blasphemy!" read more.
Jesus saw what they were thinking and said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts? Which is the easier thing, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise and walk'? But to let you see the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins" ??he then said to the paralytic, "Get up, lift your pallet, and go home." And he got up and went home. The crowds who saw it were awed and glorified God for giving such power to men. As Jesus passed along from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax-office; he said to him, "Follow me"; and he rose and followed him. Jesus was at table indoors, and many taxgatherers and sinners had come to be guests with him and his disciples. So when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with taxgatherers and sinners?" When Jesus heard it he said, "Those who are strong have no need of a doctor, but those who are ill. Go and learn the meaning of this word, I care for mercy not for sacrifice. For I have not come to call just men but sinners." Then the disciples of John came up to him and said, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast a great deal, and your disciples do not fast?" Jesus said to them, "Can friends at a wedding mourn so long as the bride groom is beside them? A time will come when the bridegroom is taken from them, and then they will fast. No one sews a piece of undressed cloth on an old coat, for the patch breaks away from it, and the tear is made worse: nor do men pour fresh wine into old wineskins, otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine is spilt, the wineskins are ruined. They put fresh wine into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved." As he said this, an official came in and knelt before him, saying, "My daughter is just dead; do come and lay your hand on her, and she will live." So Jesus rose and went after him, accompanied by his disciples. Now a woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years came up behind him and touched the tassel of his robe; what she said to herself was this, "If I can only touch his robe, I will recover." Then Jesus turned round, and when he saw her he said, "Courage, my daughter, your faith has made you well." And the woman was well from that hour. Now when Jesus reached the official's house and saw the flute-players and the din the crowd were making, he said, "Be off with you; the girl is not dead but asleep." They laughed at him. But after the crowd had been put out, he went in and took her hand, and the girl rose up. The report of this went all over that country.

When they reached Capharnahum, the collectors of the temple-tax came and asked Peter, "Does your teacher not pay the temple-tax?"

They then entered Capharnahum. As soon as the sabbath came, he at once began to teach in the synagogue; and people were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them like an authority, not like the scribes. Now there was a man with an unclean spirit in their synagogue, who at once shrieked out, read more.
"Jesus of Nazaret, what business have you with us? Have you come to destroy us? We know who you are, you are God's holy One." But Jesus checked it; "Be quiet," he said, "come out of him." And after convulsing him the unclean spirit did come out of him with a loud cry. Then they were all so amazed that they discussed it together, saying, "Whatever is this?" "It's new teaching with authority behind it!" "He orders even unclean spirits!" "Yes, and they obey him!" So his fame at once spread in all directions through the whole of the surrounding country of Galilee. On leaving the synagogue they went straight to the house of Simon and Andrew, accompanied by James and John. Simon's mother-in-law was in bed with fever, so they told him at once about her, and he went up to her and taking her hand made her rise; the fever left her at once and she ministered to them. Now when evening came, when the sun set, they brought him all who were ill or possessed by daemons ??33 indeed the whole town was gathered at the door ??34 and he cured many who were ill with various diseases and cast out many daemons; but as the daemons knew him he would not let them say anything. Then in the early morning, long before daylight, he got up and went away out to a lonely spot. He was praying there when Simon and his companions hunted him out and discovered him; they told him, "Everybody is looking for you," but he said to them, "Let us go somewhere else, to the adjoining country-towns, so that I may preach there as well; that is why I came out here." And he went preaching in their synagogues throughout the whole of Galilee, casting out daemons. A leper came to him beseeching him on bended knee, saying, "If you only choose, you can cleanse me;" so he stretched his hand out in pity and touched him saying, "I do choose, be cleansed." And the leprosy at once left him and he was cleansed. Then he sent him off at once with the stern charge, "See, you are not to say a word to anybody; away and show yourself to the priest and offer what Moses prescribed for your cleansing, to notify men." But he went off and proceeded to proclaim it aloud and spread news of the affair both far and wide. The result was that Jesus could no longer enter any town openly; he stayed outside in lonely places, and people came to him from every quarter.

Again he entered the synagogue. Now a man was there whose hand was withered, and they watched to see if he would heal him on the sabbath, so as to get a charge against him. He said to the man with the withered hand, "Rise and come forward;" read more.
then he asked them, "Is it right to help or to hurt on the sabbath, to save life or to kill?" They were silent. Then glancing round him in anger and vexation at their obstinacy he told the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out and his hand was quite restored. On this the Pharisees withdrew and at once joined the Herodians in a plot against him, to destroy him.

When he had finished what he had to say in the hearing of the people, he went into Capharnahum. Now there was an army-captain who had a servant ill whom he valued very highly. This man was at the point of death; so, when the captain heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to him, asking him to come and make his servant well. read more.
When they reached Jesus they asked him earnestly to do this. "He deserves to have this favour from you," they said, "for he is a lover of our nation; it was he who built our synagogue." So Jesus went with them. But he was not far from the house when the captain sent some friends to tell him, "Do not trouble yourself, sir, I am not fit to have you under my roof, and so I did not consider myself fit even to come to you. Just say the word, and let my servant be cured. For though I am a man under authority myself, I have soldiers under me; I tell one man to go, and he goes, I tell another to come, and he comes, I tell my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it." When Jesus heard this he marvelled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed he said, "I tell you, I have never met faith like this anywhere even in Israel." Then the messengers went back to the house and found the sick servant was quite well.

Once more he came to Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. There was a royal official, whose son was lying ill at Capernaum; when he heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judaea, he went to him and begged him to come down and cure his son, who was at the point of death. Jesus said to him, "Unless you see signs and wonders, you never will believe." read more.
The official said, "Come down, sir, before my boy is dead." Jesus told him, "Go yourself, your son is alive." The man believed what Jesus told him, and started on his journey. And on the road his servants met him with the news that his boy was alive. So he asked them at what hour he had begun to improve; they told him, "Yesterday at one o'clock the fever left him." Then the father realized that it had left him at the very time when Jesus had said to him, "Your son is alive"; and he became a believer with all his household.

and embarking in a boat they started across the sea for Capharnahum. By this time it was dark, Jesus had not reached them yet, and the sea was getting up under a strong wind. After rowing about three or four miles they saw Jesus walking on the sea and nearing the boat. They were terrified, read more.
but he said to them, "It is I, have no fear"; so they agreed to take him on board, and the boat instantly reached the land they were making for. Next day the crowd which had been left standing on the other side of the sea bethought them that only one boat had been there, and that Jesus had not gone aboard with his disciples, who had left by themselves. So, as some boats from Tiberias had put in near the spot where they had eaten bread after the Lord's thanksgiving, and as the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they embarked in the boats themselves and made for Capharnahum in search of Jesus. When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said, "Rabbi, when did you get here?"

This he said as he taught in the synagogue at Capharnahum.


So he embarked in the boat and crossed over to his own town. There a paralytic was brought to him, lying on a pallet; and when Jesus saw the faith of the bearers he said to the paralytic, "Courage, my son! your sins are forgiven." Some scribes said to themselves, "The man is talking blasphemy!" read more.
Jesus saw what they were thinking and said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts? Which is the easier thing, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise and walk'? But to let you see the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins" ??he then said to the paralytic, "Get up, lift your pallet, and go home." And he got up and went home. The crowds who saw it were awed and glorified God for giving such power to men.

When he entered Capharnahum again after some days it was reported that he was at home, and a large number at once gathered, till there was no more room for them, not even at the door. He was speaking the word to them, when a paralytic was brought to him; four men carried him, read more.
and as they could not get near Jesus on account of the crowd they tore up the roof under which he stood and through the opening they lowered the pallet on which the paralytic lay. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "My son, your sins are forgiven." Now there were some scribes sitting there who argued in their hearts, "What does the man mean by talking like this? It is blasphemy! Who can forgive sins, who but God alone?" Conscious at once that they were arguing to themselves in this way, Jesus asked them, "Why do you argue thus in your hearts? Which is the easier thing, to tell the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to tell him, 'Rise, lift your pallet, and go away'? But to let you see the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins" ??he said to the paralytic, "Rise, I tell you, lift your pallet, and go home." And he rose, lifted his pallet at once, and went off before them all; at this they were all amazed and glorified God saying, "We never saw the like of it!"

One day he was teaching, and near him sat Pharisees and doctors of the Law who had come from every village of Galilee and Judaea as well as from Jerusalem. Now the power of the Lord was present for the work of healing. Some men came up carrying a man who was paralysed; they tried to carry him inside and lay him in front of Jesus, but when they could not find any means of getting him in, on account of the crowd, they climbed to the top of the house and let him down through the tiles, mattress and all among the people in front of Jesus. read more.
When he saw their faith he said, "Man, your sins are forgiven you." Then the scribes and Pharisees began to argue, "Who is this blasphemer? Who can forgive sins, who but God alone?" Conscious that they were arguing to themselves, Jesus addressed them, saying, "Why argue in your hearts? Which is the easier thing, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise and walk'? But to let you see the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins" ??he said to the paralysed man, "Rise, I tell you, lift your mattress and go home." Instantly he got up before them, lifted what he had been lying on, and went home glorifying God. And all were seized with astonishment; they glorified God and were filled with awe, saying, "We have seen incredible things to-day."


When he entered Capharnahum again after some days it was reported that he was at home, and a large number at once gathered, till there was no more room for them, not even at the door. He was speaking the word to them, when a paralytic was brought to him; four men carried him, read more.
and as they could not get near Jesus on account of the crowd they tore up the roof under which he stood and through the opening they lowered the pallet on which the paralytic lay. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "My son, your sins are forgiven." Now there were some scribes sitting there who argued in their hearts, "What does the man mean by talking like this? It is blasphemy! Who can forgive sins, who but God alone?" Conscious at once that they were arguing to themselves in this way, Jesus asked them, "Why do you argue thus in your hearts? Which is the easier thing, to tell the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to tell him, 'Rise, lift your pallet, and go away'? But to let you see the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins" ??he said to the paralytic, "Rise, I tell you, lift your pallet, and go home." And he rose, lifted his pallet at once, and went off before them all; at this they were all amazed and glorified God saying, "We never saw the like of it!"

One day he was teaching, and near him sat Pharisees and doctors of the Law who had come from every village of Galilee and Judaea as well as from Jerusalem. Now the power of the Lord was present for the work of healing. Some men came up carrying a man who was paralysed; they tried to carry him inside and lay him in front of Jesus, but when they could not find any means of getting him in, on account of the crowd, they climbed to the top of the house and let him down through the tiles, mattress and all among the people in front of Jesus. read more.
When he saw their faith he said, "Man, your sins are forgiven you." Then the scribes and Pharisees began to argue, "Who is this blasphemer? Who can forgive sins, who but God alone?" Conscious that they were arguing to themselves, Jesus addressed them, saying, "Why argue in your hearts? Which is the easier thing, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise and walk'? But to let you see the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins" ??he said to the paralysed man, "Rise, I tell you, lift your mattress and go home." Instantly he got up before them, lifted what he had been lying on, and went home glorifying God. And all were seized with astonishment; they glorified God and were filled with awe, saying, "We have seen incredible things to-day."

There a paralytic was brought to him, lying on a pallet; and when Jesus saw the faith of the bearers he said to the paralytic, "Courage, my son! your sins are forgiven." Some scribes said to themselves, "The man is talking blasphemy!" Jesus saw what they were thinking and said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts? read more.
Which is the easier thing, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise and walk'? But to let you see the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins" ??he then said to the paralytic, "Get up, lift your pallet, and go home." And he got up and went home. The crowds who saw it were awed and glorified God for giving such power to men.


So he embarked in the boat and crossed over to his own town. There a paralytic was brought to him, lying on a pallet; and when Jesus saw the faith of the bearers he said to the paralytic, "Courage, my son! your sins are forgiven." Some scribes said to themselves, "The man is talking blasphemy!" read more.
Jesus saw what they were thinking and said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts? Which is the easier thing, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise and walk'? But to let you see the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins" ??he then said to the paralytic, "Get up, lift your pallet, and go home." And he got up and went home. The crowds who saw it were awed and glorified God for giving such power to men.

When he entered Capharnahum again after some days it was reported that he was at home, and a large number at once gathered, till there was no more room for them, not even at the door. He was speaking the word to them, when a paralytic was brought to him; four men carried him, read more.
and as they could not get near Jesus on account of the crowd they tore up the roof under which he stood and through the opening they lowered the pallet on which the paralytic lay. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "My son, your sins are forgiven." Now there were some scribes sitting there who argued in their hearts, "What does the man mean by talking like this? It is blasphemy! Who can forgive sins, who but God alone?" Conscious at once that they were arguing to themselves in this way, Jesus asked them, "Why do you argue thus in your hearts? Which is the easier thing, to tell the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to tell him, 'Rise, lift your pallet, and go away'? But to let you see the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins" ??he said to the paralytic, "Rise, I tell you, lift your pallet, and go home." And he rose, lifted his pallet at once, and went off before them all; at this they were all amazed and glorified God saying, "We never saw the like of it!"

One day he was teaching, and near him sat Pharisees and doctors of the Law who had come from every village of Galilee and Judaea as well as from Jerusalem. Now the power of the Lord was present for the work of healing. Some men came up carrying a man who was paralysed; they tried to carry him inside and lay him in front of Jesus, but when they could not find any means of getting him in, on account of the crowd, they climbed to the top of the house and let him down through the tiles, mattress and all among the people in front of Jesus. read more.
When he saw their faith he said, "Man, your sins are forgiven you." Then the scribes and Pharisees began to argue, "Who is this blasphemer? Who can forgive sins, who but God alone?" Conscious that they were arguing to themselves, Jesus addressed them, saying, "Why argue in your hearts? Which is the easier thing, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise and walk'? But to let you see the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins" ??he said to the paralysed man, "Rise, I tell you, lift your mattress and go home." Instantly he got up before them, lifted what he had been lying on, and went home glorifying God. And all were seized with astonishment; they glorified God and were filled with awe, saying, "We have seen incredible things to-day."