Matthew 9

And he entered the ship, and passed over and came to his own city. And they brought to him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And Jesus saw their faith, and said to the paralytic: Take courage, my son; thy sins are forgiven thee. And some of the Scribes said in their minds, This man blasphemeth. But Jesus knew their thoughts: and he said to them, Why do ye think evil things in your heart? For, which is the easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to say, Arise and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath authority on earth to forgive sins, he said to the paralytic: Arise, take up thy bed, and go to thy home. And he arose and went to his home. And when the multitudes saw it, they were struck with awe; and they praised God, who had given authority like this to men. And as Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man sitting at the custom-house, whose name was Matthew. And he said to him, Follow me: and he arose and followed him. 10 And as they were reclining in a house, many publicans an sinners came and reclined with Jesus and his disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw it they said to his disciples, Why doth your Rabbi eat with publicans and sinners? 12 And as Jesus heard it, he said to them: They who are in health have no need of a physician, but they that are very sick. 13 Go and learn what that is: I require compassion, and not a sacrifice! For I did not come to call the righteous, but the sinful. 14 Then came to him the disciples of John, and said: Why do we and the Pharisees fast much and thy disciples fast not? 15 Jesus said to them: Can the children of the nuptial chamber fast, so long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and then they will fast. 16 No one inserteth a piece of new cloth on an old garment; lest that which filleth up, tear from that garment, and the rent become greater. 17 And they do not put new wine into old sacks; lest the sacks burst, and the wine run out, and the sacks perish. But they put new wine into new sacks and they are both preserved. 18 And while he was thus discoursing with them a certain ruler came, drew near, worshipped him and said: My daughter is already dead, but come lay thy hand upon her, and she will live. 19 And Jesus rose up, and his disciples; and they followed him. 20 And behold, a woman whose blood had flowed fourteen years, came up behind him, and touched the extremity of his robe: 21 for she had said in her mind, If I but touch his garment I shall be cured. 22 And Jesus turned himself, looked at her, and said to her: Take courage, my daughter; thy faith hath given thee life. And the woman was cured from that very hour. 23 And Jesus came to the house of the ruler: and he saw there pipers, and multitudes making outcry. 24 And he said to them: Retire; for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they scoffed at him. 25 And when he had ejected the throngs, he entered in, and took her by the hand, and the maid rose up. 26 And the fame of this thing spread in all that land. 27 And when Jesus had passed from there, two blind men followed after him, and said: Have mercy on us, Thou Son of David! 28 And when he had entered a house, those blind men approached him, and Jesus said to them: Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said to him, Yes, our Lord. 29 Then he touched their eyes, and said: As ye have believed, so shall it be to you. 30 And forthwith their eyes were opened. And Jesus charged them and said: See, that no man know of it. 31 But they went out and spread the fame of it in all that land. 32 And as Jesus went out, they brought to him a dumb man in whom was a demon. 33 And when the demon had gone out, the dumb man conversed. And the multitudes admired, and said: Never was it so seen in Israel! 34 But the Pharisees said: It is by the Prince of demons, he casteth out demons. 35 And Jesus traveled over all the cities and the villages: and he taught in their synagogues, and proclaimed the tidings of the kingdom, and healed all diseases and all pains. 36 And when Jesus looked on the multitudes, he pitied them; because they were wearied and dispersed, like sheep that have no shepherd. 37 And he said to his disciples, The harvest is great, and the laborers few. 38 Entreat, therefore, of the Lord of the harvest, that he would send laborers into his harvest.
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