Jesus Heals a Palsied Man
9 1 And having gone to the boat, he passed over, and came to his own city, 2 and lo, they were bringing to him a paralytic, laid upon a couch, and Jesus having seen their faith, said to the paralytic, 'Be of good courage, child, thy sins have been forgiven thee.' 3 And lo, certain of the scribes said within themselves, 'This one doth speak evil.' 4 And Jesus, having known their thoughts, said, 'Why think ye evil in your hearts? 5 for which is easier? to say, The sins have been forgiven to thee; or to say, Rise, and walk? 6 'But, that ye may know that the Son of Man hath power upon the earth to forgive sins—(then saith he to the paralytic)—having risen, take up thy couch, and go to thy house.' 7 And he, having risen, went to his house, 8 and the multitudes having seen, wondered, and glorified God, who did give such power to men.
The Call of Matthew
9 And Jesus passing by thence, saw a man sitting at the tax-office, named Matthew, and saith to him, 'Be following me,' and he, having risen, did follow him. 10 And it came to pass, he reclining (at meat) in the house, that lo, many tax-gatherers and sinners having come, were lying (at meat) with Jesus and his disciples, 11 and the Pharisees having seen, said to his disciples, 'Wherefore with the tax-gatherers and sinners doth your teacher eat?' 12 And Jesus having heard, said to them, 'They who are whole have no need of a physician, but they who are ill; 13 but having gone, learn ye what is, Kindness I will, and not sacrifice, for I did not come to call righteous men, but sinners, to reformation.'
The Question about Fasting
14 Then come to him do the disciples of John, saying, 'Wherefore do we and the Pharisees fast much, and thy disciples fast not?' 15 And Jesus said to them, 'Can the sons of the bride-chamber mourn, so long as the bridegroom is with them? but days shall come when the bridegroom may be taken from them, and then they shall fast. 16 'And no one doth put a patch of undressed cloth on an old garment, for its filling up doth take from the garment, and a worse rent is made. 17 'Nor do they put new wine into old skins, and if not—the skins burst, and the wine doth run out, and the skins are destroyed, but they put new wine into new skins, and both are preserved together.'
The Ruler's Daughter and the Woman Who Touched Jesus' Garment
18 While he is speaking these things to them, lo, a ruler having come, was bowing to him, saying that 'My daughter just now died, but, having come, lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.' 19 And Jesus having risen, did follow him, also his disciples, 20 and lo, a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, having come to him behind, did touch the fringe of his garments, 21 for she said within herself, 'If only I may touch his garment, I shall be saved.' 22 And Jesus having turned about, and having seen her, said, 'Be of good courage, daughter, thy faith hath saved thee,' and the woman was saved from that hour. 23 And Jesus having come to the house of the ruler, and having seen the minstrels and the multitude making tumult, 24 he saith to them, 'Withdraw, for the damsel did not die, but doth sleep,' and they were deriding him; 25 but, when the multitude was put forth, having gone in, he took hold of her hand, and the damsel arose, 26 and the fame of this went forth to all the land.
Two Blind Men Receive Sight
27 And Jesus passing on thence, two blind men followed him, calling and saying, 'Deal kindly with us, Son of David.' 28 And he having come to the house, the blind men came to him, and Jesus saith to them, 'Believe ye that I am able to do this?' They say to him, 'Yes, sir.' 29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, 'According to your faith let it be to you,' 30 and their eyes were opened, and Jesus strictly charged them, saying, 'See, let no one know;' 31 but they, having gone forth, did spread his fame in all that land.
A Dumb Man Speaks
32 And as they are coming forth, lo, they brought to him a man dumb, a demoniac, 33 and the demon having been cast out, the dumb spake, and the multitude did wonder, saying that 'It was never so seen in Israel:' 34 but the Pharisees said, 'By the ruler of the demons he doth cast out the demons.'
The Harvest Is Plenteous
35 And Jesus was going up and down all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the reign, and healing every sickness and every malady among the people. 36 And having seen the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, that they were faint and cast aside, as sheep not having a shepherd, 37 then saith he to his disciples, 'The harvest indeed 'is' abundant, but the workmen few; 38 beseech ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he may put forth workmen to His harvest.'
Jesus Chooses the Twelve
10 1 And having called to him his twelve disciples, he gave to them power over unclean spirits, so as to be casting them out, and to be healing every sickness, and every malady. 2 And of the twelve apostles the names are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the tax-gatherer; James of Alpheus, and Lebbeus who was surnamed Thaddeus; 4 Simon the Cananite, and Judas Iscariot, who did also deliver him up.
The Mission of the Twelve
5 These twelve did Jesus send forth, having given command to them, saying, 'To the way of the nations go not away, and into a city of the Samaritans go not in, 6 and be going rather unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 'And, going on, proclaim saying that, the reign of the heavens hath come nigh; 8 infirm ones be healing, lepers be cleansing, dead be raising, demons be casting out—freely ye did receive, freely give. 9 'Provide not gold, nor silver, nor brass in your girdles, 10 nor scrip for the way, nor two coats, nor sandals, nor staff—for the workman is worthy of his nourishment. 11 'And into whatever city or village ye may enter, inquire ye who in it is worthy, and there abide, till ye may go forth. 12 And coming to the house salute it, 13 and if indeed the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it; and if it be not worthy, let your peace turn back to you. 14 'And whoever may not receive you nor hear your words, coming forth from that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet, 15 verily I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.
16 'Lo, I do send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves, be ye therefore wise as the serpents, and simple as the doves. 17 And, take ye heed of men, for they will give you up to sanhedrims, and in their synagogues they will scourge you, 18 and before governors and kings ye shall be brought for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations. 19 'And whenever they may deliver you up, be not anxious how or what ye may speak, for it shall be given you in that hour what ye shall speak; 20 for ye are not the speakers, but the Spirit of your Father that is speaking in you. 21 'And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and father child, and children shall rise up against parents, and shall put them to death, 22 and ye shall be hated by all because of my name, but he who hath endured to the end, he shall be saved. 23 'And whenever they may persecute you in this city, flee to the other, for verily I say to you, ye may not have completed the cities of Israel till the Son of Man may come. 24 'A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his lord; 25 sufficient to the disciple that he may be as his teacher, and the servant as his lord; if the master of the house they did call Beelzeboul, how much more those of his household?
Whom to Fear
26 'Ye may not, therefore, fear them, for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed, and hid, that shall not be known; 27 that which I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light, and that which you hear at the ear, proclaim on the house-tops. 28 'And be not afraid of those killing the body, and are not able to kill the soul, but fear rather Him who is able both soul and body to destroy in gehenna. 29 'Are not two sparrows sold for an assar? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father; 30 and of you—even the hairs of the head are all numbered; 31 be not therefore afraid, than many sparrows ye are better. 32 'Every one, therefore, who shall confess in me before men, I also will confess in him before my Father who is in the heavens; 33 and whoever shall deny me before men, I also will deny him before my Father who is in the heavens.
Not Peace, but a Sword
34 'Ye may not suppose that I came to put peace on the earth; I did not come to put peace, but a sword; 35 for I came to set a man at variance against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law, 36 and the enemies of a man are those of his household. 37 'He who is loving father or mother above me, is not worthy of me, and he who is loving son or daughter above me, is not worthy of me, 38 and whoever doth not receive his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me. 39 'He who found his life shall lose it, and he who lost his life for my sake shall find it.
40 'He who is receiving you doth receive me, and he who is receiving me doth receive Him who sent me, 41 he who is receiving a prophet in the name of a prophet, shall receive a prophet's reward, and he who is receiving a righteous man in the name of a righteous man, shall receive a righteous man's reward, 42 and whoever may give to drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say to you, he may not lose his reward.'