The ways of carrying out the gospel service
Forgiving the sins of the sick
entered again into aCapernaum
after a few
days, and it was heard that He was 2at
many were agathered
together, so that there was no longer room, not even at the door. And He spoke to them the word.
they came, bringing to Him a 1aparalytic
carried by four men.
being unable to bring him
to Him because of the crowd, they 1removed
where He was. And when they had dug through, they lowered the 2mat
on which the paralytic was lying.
Jesus, seeing their 1afaith
, said to the paralytic, 2Child
, your 3sins
some of the 1scribes
were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts,
is this man
speaking this way? He is ablaspheming
! Who can forgive bsins
except One, 1God
fully in His spirit that they were reasoning this way within themselves, said to them, Why are you reasoning about these things in your hearts?
: to say to the paralytic, Your sins are forgiven, or to say, Rise and take up your mat and walk?
that you may know that the aSon
has authority to forgive sins on earth — He said to the paralytic,
you I say, 1Rise
up your mat and go to your house.
and immediately 2took
up the mat and 3went
out before them
all, so that they were all aamazed
God, saying, We have never seen anything
Feasting with sinners
He went out again beside the asea
. And all the bcrowd
came to Him, and He 1taught
as He passed by, He saw Levi the son
of Alphaeus sitting at the 2atax
office, and He said to him, Follow Me. And he rose and 3followed
as He reclined at table
in his house, many atax
collectors and sinners were reclining together with Jesus and His disciples, for there were many, and they were following Him.
of the Pharisees, seeing that He ate with sinners and tax collectors, said to His disciples, Why does He eat with tax collectors and sinners?
when Jesus heard this,
He said to them, Those who are strong have no need of a 1physician
, but those who are ill; I did not acome
to call the brighteous
, but 2sinners
Causing His followers to be merry without fasting
of John and the Pharisees were bfasting
. And they came and csaid
to Him, dWhy
do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?
Jesus said to them, The sons of the bridechamber cannot fast while the abridegroom
is with them, can they? For as long a time as they have the bridegroom with them they cannot fast.
will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day.
one sews a patch of unfulled cloth on an old garment; otherwise, that which fills it up pulls away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear is made.
no one puts new wine into aold
wineskins; otherwise, the wine will burst the wineskins, and the wine is ruined as well as the wineskins; but new wine is put
into fresh wineskins.
Caring for His followers' hunger rather than for religion's regulation
through the grainfields on the bSabbath
, and His disciples began to go along,
picking the cears
said to Him, Look! Why are they doing on the aSabbath
what is bnot
He said to them, Have you anever
read what 1bDavid
did when he had need and became hungry, he and those with him;
he entered into the house of God during the time of aAbiathar
the high priest and ate the bbread
of the presence, which is not lawful for anyone
except the priests, and he gave also to those who were with him?
He said to them, The aSabbath
came into being for man, and 1not
man for the bSabbath
then the aSon
of Man is 1Lord
even of the Sabbath.