9 Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town.k 2 Some men brought to him a paralyzed man,l lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith,m he said to the man, “Take heart,n son; your sins are forgiven.”o
3 At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, “This fellow is blaspheming!”p
4 Knowing their thoughts,q Jesus said, “Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts? 5 Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’?