Luke 5:17-39 Darby’s Translation

Jesus Heals a Palsied Man

17  And it came to pass on one of the days, that he was teaching, and there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, who were come out of every village of Galilee and Judaea and [out of] Jerusalem; and [the] Lord's power was [there] to heal them. 18  And lo, men bringing upon a couch a man who was paralysed; and they sought to bring him in, and put [him] before him. 19  And not finding what way to bring him in, on account of the crowd, going up on the housetop they let him down through the tiles, with his little couch, into the midst before Jesus. 20  And seeing their faith, he said, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. 21  And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason [in their minds], saying, Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who is able to forgive sins but God alone? 22  But Jesus, knowing their reasonings, answering said to them, Why reason ye in your hearts? 23  which is easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk? 24  But that ye may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, he said to the paralysed man, I say to thee, Arise, and take up thy little couch and go to thine house. 25  And immediately standing up before them, having taken up that whereon he was laid, he departed to his house, glorifying God. 26  And astonishment seized all, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to-day.

The Call of Levi

27  And after these things he went forth and saw a tax-gatherer, Levi by name, sitting at the receipt of taxes, and said to him, Follow me. 28  And having left all, rising up, he followed him. 29  And Levi made a great entertainment for him in his house, and there was a great crowd of tax-gatherers and others who were at table with them. 30  And their scribes and the Pharisees murmured at his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with tax-gatherers and sinners? 31  And Jesus answering said to them, They that are in sound health have not need of a physician, but those that are ill. 32  I am not come to call righteous [persons], but sinful [ones] to repentance.

The Question about Fasting

33  And they said to him, Why do the disciples of John fast often and make supplications, in like manner those also of the Pharisees, but thine eat and drink? 34  And he said to them, Can ye make the sons of the bridechamber fast when the bridegroom is with them? 35  But days will come when also the bridegroom will have been taken away from them; then shall they fast in those days. 36  And he spoke also a parable to them: No one puts a piece of a new garment upon an old garment, otherwise he will both rend the new, and the piece which is from the new will not suit with the old. 37  And no one puts new wine into old skins, otherwise the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be poured out, and the skins will be destroyed; 38  but new wine is to be put into new skins, and both are preserved. 39  And no one having drunk old wine [straightway] wishes for new, for he says, The old is better.


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