Luke 5

Jesus Calls the First Disciples

1On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by a  the lake of Gennesaret, 2 b  and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were c  washing their nets. 3Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And d  he sat down and taught the people from the boat. 4And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, e  “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” 5And Simon answered, “Master f  we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” 6And when they had done this g  they enclosed a large number of fish, and h  their nets were breaking. 7They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. i  And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. 8But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesusknees, saying, j  Depart from me, for k  I am a sinful man, O Lord.” 9For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, 10and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.”
The Greek word anthropoi refers here to both men and women
11And when they had brought their boats to land m  they left everything and followed him.

Jesus Cleanses a Leper

12While he was in one of the cities n  there came a man full of leprosy.
 Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13
And when he saw Jesus, he p  fell on his face and begged him, “Lord q  if you will, you can make me clean.”
13And Jesus
Greek he
stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately the leprosy left him.
14And he charged him s  to tell no one, but go and show t  yourself to the priest, and u  make an offering for your cleansing, as Moses commanded v  for a proof to them.” 15 w  But now even more the report about him went abroad, and great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities. 16But x  he would withdraw to desolate places and y  pray.

Jesus Heals a Paralytic

17On one of those days, as he was teaching, Pharisees and z  teachers of the law were sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem. And aa  the power of the Lord was with him to heal.
Some manuscripts was present to heal them
18 ac  And behold, some men were bringing ad  on a bed a man who was paralyzed, and they were seeking to bring him in and lay him before Jesus, 19but finding no way to bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on ae  the roof and let him down with his bed af  through the tiles into the midst before Jesus. 20And ag  when he saw their faith, he said, Man ah  your sins are forgiven you.” 21And the scribes and the Pharisees began to question, saying, “Who is this who speaks ai  blasphemies? aj  Who can forgive sins but God alone?” 22When Jesus ak  perceived their thoughts, he answered them, Why do you question in your hearts? 23Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? 24But that you may know that al  the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins—he said to the man who was paralyzed“I say to you, rise, pick up your bed and go home.” 25And immediately he rose up before them and picked up what he had been lying on and went home am  glorifying God. 26And amazement seized them all, and they an  glorified God and were filled ao  with awe, saying, “We have seen extraordinary things today.”

Jesus Calls Levi

27 ap  After this he went out and saw aq  a tax collector named ar  Levi, sitting at the tax booth. And he said to him, Follow me.” 28And as  leaving everything, he rose and followed him.

29And Levi made him a great feast in his house, and there was a large company at  of tax collectors and others reclining at table with them. 30And the Pharisees and au  their scribes grumbled at his disciples, saying av  Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” 31And Jesus answered them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 32 aw  I have not come to call the righteous ax  but sinners ay  to repentance.”

A Question About Fasting

33And they said to him az  “The disciples of John ba  fast often and bb  offer prayers bc  and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink.” 34And Jesus said to them, bd  Can you make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? 35 be  The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and bf  then they will fast in those days.” 36He also told them a parable: “No one tears a piece from a new garment and puts it on an old garment. If he does, he will tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old. 37And no one puts new wine into old bg  wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed. 38But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins. 39And no one after drinking old wine desires new, for he says, ‘The old is good.’”
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