1 So He got into a boat, crossed over, and came to His own city.
2 And behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their
faith, He said to the paralytic, Son, be of good courage; your sins are forgiven you.
3 And at once some of the scribes said within themselves, This Man blasphemes!
4 But 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 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 And when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such
authority to men.
9 And as Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax
office. And He said to him, Follow Me. So he arose and followed Him.
10 And it happened, as Jesus sat at the table in the house, that behold, many tax
collectors and sinners came and sat down with Him and His disciples.
11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to His disciples, Why does your Teacher eat
with tax collectors and sinners?
12 But when Jesus heard it, He said to them, Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.
13 But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice. For I did not come
to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.
14 Then the disciples of John came to Him, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast
often, but Your disciples do not fast?
15 And Jesus said to them, Can the sons of the bridechamber mourn as long as the
bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken
away from them, and then they will fast.
16 No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away
from the garment, and the tear is made worse.
17 Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is
spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and
both are preserved.
18 While He spoke these things to them, behold, a ruler came and did homage to Him, saying, My daughter has just died, but come and lay Your hand on her and she will live.
19 So Jesus arose and followed him, and so did His disciples.
20 And behold, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind
and touched the hem of His garment.
21 For she said within herself, If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.
22 But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, Be of good courage,
daughter; your faith has made you well. And the woman was made well from that hour.
23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the flute players and the crowd
24 He said to them, Make room, for the girl has not died, but is sleeping. And they
25 But when the crowd was put outside, He went in and took her by the hand, and the
26 And the report of this went out into all that land.
27 And when Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and
saying, Son of David, have mercy on us!
28 And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to
them, Do you believe that I am able to do this? And they said to Him, Yes, Lord.
29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith let it be to you.
30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus strictly ordered them, saying, See that no one
31 But when they had departed, they spread the news about Him in all that country.
32 And as they went out, behold, they brought to Him a man, mute and demon-possessed.
33 And when the demon was cast out, the mute spoke. And the multitudes marveled,
saying, It was never seen like this 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,
preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease
among the people.
36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because
they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.
37 And He said to His disciples, The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.
38 Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.