Matthew 9

And having embarked into the ship, He crossed over, and came into His own city. And behold, they were bringing to Him a paralyzed man, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, Be of good cheer, child, thy sins are forgiven thee. And behold, certain ones of the scribes said among themselves; This man blasphemeth. And Jesus seeing their thoughts said, Why do you think evil in your hearts? For whether is it easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee; or, Arise, and walk about? But in order that you may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, (then He says to the paralytic), Having arisen, take thy bed, and depart into thy house. And having arisen, he came away to his own house. And the multitude seeing, were astonished, and glorified God, who giveth such power to men. And Jesus passing along from thence, saw a man sitting at the toll, called Matthew; and He says to him, Follow me. And having arisen up, he followed Him. 10 And it came to pass, He was sitting at the table in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners, having come were sitting along with Jesus and His disciples. 11 And the Pharisees seeing, said to His disciples, Wherefore does your teacher eat with publicans and sinners? 12 And Jesus hearing said to them, They that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick. 13 But having gone, learned what this is, I wish mercy and not sacrifice: for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. 14 Then the disciples of John come to Him, saying, Wherefore do we and the Pharisee fast, but thy disciples do not fast? 15 And Jesus said to them, The sons of the bride-chamber are not able to fast, so long as the bridegroom is with them. But the day will come, when the bride-groom must be taken from them, and then they will fast. 16 But no one puts a piece of new cloth on an old garment; for it takes its fullness from the garment, and the rent is made worse. 17 Neither do they put new wine in old bottles: lest the bottles are broken, and the wine poured out, and the bottles shall perish: but they put the new wine into the new bottles, and both are preserved. 18 And He speaking these things to them, behold a certain ruler having come, continued to worship Him, saying, My daughter just now died: but having come put your hand on her, and she shall live. 19 And Jesus having risen, follows him, and His disciples. 20 And behold, a woman, having an issue of blood twelve years, and coming to Him behind, touched the hem of His garment. 21 For she continued to say within herself, If I may only touch His garment, I will be saved. 22 And the woman was saved from that hour. And Jesus turning and seeing her said, Be of good cheer, daughter; thy faith hath saved thee. 23 And Jesus having come into the house of the ruler, and seeing the flute-players, and the weeping crowd, 24 says to them; Retire: for the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. And they hooted at Him. 25 And when the crowd was put out, coming to her, He took her by the hand, and the damsel arose. 26 And this news went out into that whole country. 27 And two blind men followed Him, going thence, crying out, and saying, 28 Have mercy on us, thou Son of David. And the blind men came to Him, having come into the house: and Jesus says to them, Do you believe that I am able to do this? They say to Him, Yea, Lord. 29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, Be it unto you according to your faith. 30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus charged them, saying, See that no one know it. 31 But they having gone out, spread abroad His fame in all that country. 32 And they going out, behold, they brought to Him a dumb man, demonized. 33 And the demon having been cast out, the dumb spoke. And the multitudes were astonished, saying, 34 Never did it so appear in Israel. And the Pharisees continued to say, He casts out the demons through the prince of the demons. 35 And Jesus was going around all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and ailment. 36 And seeing the multitudes, He was moved in compassion in their behalf, because they were fleeced and deserted, as sheep having no shepherd. 37 Then He says to His disciples, The harvest truly is great and the laborers are few; 38 therefore pray the Lord of the harvest that he may send forth laborers into His harvest.
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