1: And again he entered into Capernaum, after [some] days; and it was understood that he was in the house. 2: And forthwith many were assembled, so that there was no room to receive [them], no not so much as about the door: and he preached the word to them. 3: And they come to him, bringing one sick with the palsy, who was borne by four. 4: And when they could not come nigh to him by reason of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken [it] up, they let down the bed on which the sick with the palsy lay. 5: When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the sick with the palsy, Son, thy sins are forgiven thee. 6: But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, 7: Why doth this [man] thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only? 8: And immediately, when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said to them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts? 9: Which is easier, to say to the sick with the palsy, [Thy] sins are forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk? 10: But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, he saith to the sick with the palsy, 11: I say to thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go into thy house. 12: And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; so that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion. 13: And he went forth again by the sea-[side]; and all the multitude resorted to him, and he taught them. 14: And as he passed by, he saw Levi the [son] of Alpheus, sitting at the receipt of custom, and said to him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him. 15: And it came to pass, that as Jesus sat at table in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples; for there were many, and they followed him. 16: And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eating with publicans and sinners, they said to his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners. 17: When Jesus heard [it], he saith to them, They that are in health, have no need of a physician, but they that are sick; I came not to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance. 18: And the disciples of John, and of the Pharisees, used to fast: and they come, and say to him, Why do the disciples of John, and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not? 19: And Jesus said to them, Can the children of the bride-chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. 20: But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then they will fast in those days. 21: No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment: else the new piece that filled it up, taketh away from the old, and the rent is made worse. 22: And no man putteth new wine into old bottles, else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles. 23: And it came to pass, that he went through the corn-fields on the sabbath; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn. 24: And the Pharisees said to him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath that which is not lawful? 25: And he said to them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was hungry, he and they that were with him? 26: How he went into the house of God, in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the show-bread, which it is not lawful to eat, but for the priests, and gave also to them who were with him? 27: And he said to them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: 28: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.