Matthew 9:1–8

The Paralytic is Forgiven

Mark 2:1–12; Luke 5:17–26

9 So He got into a boat, crossed over, aand came to His own city. bThen behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. cWhen Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.”

And at once some of the scribes said within themselves, “This Man blasphemes!”

But Jesus, dknowing 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 power on earth to forgive sins—then He said to the paralytic, Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” And he arose and departed to his house.

Now when the multitudes saw it, they emarveled 1and glorified God, who had given such power to men.

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