Matthew 9

And he entered into a boat, and crossed over, and came to his own city. And, behold, they brought to him a paralytic man, lying on a mat: and Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic; Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven. And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemes. And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, Your sins are forgiven you; or to say, Arise, and walk? 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 mat, and go to your house. And he arose, and departed to his house. But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men. And as Jesus passed forth from there, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the tax office: and he said to him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him. 10 And it came to pass, as Jesus reclined at table in the house, behold, many tax gatherers 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 gatherers and sinners? 12 But when Jesus heard that, he said to them, Those who are whole do not need a physician, but those who are sick. 13 But go and learn what this means, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners. 14 Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast? 15 And Jesus said to them, Can the wedding guests mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then they shall fast. 16 No man puts a piece of new cloth on an old garment, for the patch pulls away from the garment, and the tear is made worse. 17 Nor do men put new wine into old wineskins: for if they do, the wineskins burst, and the wine runs out, and the wineskins are destroyed: but they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved. 18 While he spoke these things to them, behold, a certain ruler came, and bowed before him, saying, My daughter has just died: but come and lay your hand upon her, and she shall live. 19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples. 20 And, behold, a woman, who had suffered for twelve years with a flow of blood, came up behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: 21 For she said to herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be made well. 22 But Jesus turned around, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, take heart; 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 making a noise, 24 He said to them, Depart: for the girl is not dead, but sleeps. And they laughed him to scorn. 25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the girl arose. 26 And the report of this went abroad throughout all that region. 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? They said to him, Yes, Lord. 29 Then he touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it done to you. 30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus sternly charged them, saying, See that no man knows of this. 31 When they departed, they spread abroad his fame in all that region. 32 As they were going away, behold, a dumb man possessed by a devil was brought to him. 33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb man spoke: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel. 34 But the Pharisees said, He casts out devils by the prince of the devils. 35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease. 36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were harassed, and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, The harvest truly is plentiful, but the labourers are few; 38 Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
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