Matthew 9:1-17 Darby’s Translation

Jesus Heals a Palsied Man

9 1  And going on board the ship, he passed over and came to his own city. 2  And behold, they brought to him a paralytic, laid upon a bed; and Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, Be of good courage, child; thy sins are forgiven. 3  And behold, certain of the scribes said to themselves, This [man] blasphemes. 4  And Jesus, seeing their thoughts, said, Why do ye think evil things in your hearts? 5  For which is easier: to say, Thy sins are forgiven; or to say, Rise up and walk? 6  But that ye may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, (then he says to the paralytic,) Rise up, take up thy bed and go to thy house. 7  And he rose up and went to his house. 8  But the crowds seeing [it], were in fear, and glorified God who gave such power to men.

The Call of Matthew

9  And Jesus, passing on thence, saw a man sitting at the tax-office, called Matthew, and says to him, Follow me. And he rose up and followed him. 10  And it came to pass, as he lay at table in the house, that behold, many tax-gatherers and sinners came and lay at table with Jesus and his disciples. 11  And the Pharisees seeing [it], said to his disciples, Why does your teacher eat with tax-gatherers and sinners? 12  But [Jesus] hearing it, said, They that are strong have not need of a physician, but those that are ill. 13  But go and learn what [that] is—I will have mercy and not sacrifice; for I have not come to call righteous [men] but sinners.

The Question about Fasting

14  Then come to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees often fast, but thy disciples fast not? 15  And Jesus said to them, Can the sons of the bridechamber mourn so long as the bridegroom is with them? But days will come when the bridegroom will have been taken away from them, and then they will fast. 16  But no one puts a patch of new cloth on an old garment, for its filling up takes from the garment and a worse rent takes place. 17  Nor do men put new wine into old skins, otherwise the skins burst and the wine is poured out, and the skins will be destroyed; but they put new wine into new skins, and both are preserved together.


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