Matthew 9

1And after entering into the boat, he passed over, and came into his own city. 2And behold, they brought to him a paralyzed man who was placed on a bed. And having seen their faith Jesus said to the paralyzed man, Cheer up, child, thy sins have been forgiven thee. 3And behold, some of the scholars said within themselves, This man blasphemes. 4And having known their thoughts Jesus said, Why think ye evil in your hearts? 5For which is easier, to say, Thy sins have been forgiven thee, or to say, Arise and walk? 6But that ye may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins (then he says to the paralyzed man), After rising, take up thy bed, and go to thy house. 7And after rising, he departed to his house. 8But when the multitudes saw it, they marveled, and glorified God, who gave such authority to men. 9And passing forth from there, Jesus saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And he says to him, Follow me. And after rising, he followed him. 10And it came to pass while he relaxed in the house, and behold, many tax collectors and sinners having come, they were sitting with Jesus and his disciples. 11And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples, Why does your teacher eat with the tax collectors and sinners? 12But Jesus having heard it, he said to them, Those who are strong have no need of a physician, but those who fare badly. 13But after going, learn what this means, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners for repentance. 14Then the disciples of John come to him, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but thy disciples fast not? 15And Jesus said to them, The sons of the wedding hall cannot 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. 16And no man puts a patch of new cloth upon an old garment, for the patch of it pulls from the garment, and a tear becomes worse. 17Neither do they put new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine is spilled, and the wineskins will perish. But they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved. 18While he spoke these things to them, behold, one ruler who came worshiped him, saying, My daughter has just now perished, but after coming, lay thy hand upon her, and she will live. 19And having risen, Jesus followed him, also his disciples. 20And behold, a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, after coming from behind, touched the edge of his garment. 21For she said within herself, If only I may touch his garment, I will be healed. 22But having turned around and seen her, Jesus said, Cheer up, daughter, thy faith has healed thee. And the woman was healed from that hour. 23And Jesus having come into the ruler's house, and having seen the minstrels, and the crowd making a commotion, 24he says to them, Depart, for the little girl did not die, but sleeps. And they ridiculed him. 25But when the crowd was put out, having entered in, he took her hand, and the little girl arose. 26And this report went forth into all that land. 27And when Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed him, crying out, and saying, Be merciful to us, thou son of David. 28And when he came into the house, the blind men came to him. And Jesus says to them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They say to him, Yes, Lord. 29Then he touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith may it happen to you. 30And their eyes were opened. And Jesus strictly warned them, saying, See that no man knows it. 31But having departed, they widely proclaimed him in all that land. 32And after they departed, behold, they brought to him a mute man possessed with a demon. 33And when the demon was cast out, the mute man spoke. And the multitudes marveled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel. 34But the Pharisees said, By the ruler of the demons he casts out demons. 35And Jesus went about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. 36But when he saw the multitudes, he felt compassion for them, because they were troubled and dejected, as sheep having no shepherd. 37Then he says to his disciples, The harvest truly is plentiful, but the workmen are few. 38Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth workmen into his harvest.
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