Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1Yeshua again entered Kapernahum for some days. When they heard that he was in the house, 2So many were assembled that it was not able to hold them before the door. He was speaking the word with them 3When a paralytic was brought to him, being carried by four men. 4Because they were not able to be brought near him due to the crowds, they went up to the roof and removed the roof tiles of the place where Yeshua was. They let down the litter in which the paralytic lay. 5When Yeshua saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "My son, your sins are forgiven you." 6But some Scribes and Pharisees who were sitting there thought in their hearts, 7"Who is this speaking blasphemy? Who is able to forgive sins except God alone?" 8Yeshua knew in his Spirit that they were thinking these things in themselves. He said to them, "Why do you reason these things in your hearts?" 9"What is easier to say to the paralytic: 'Your sins are forgiven you', or to say,'Arise, take your litter, and walk.'"? 10"But that you may know The Son of Man is authorized to forgive sins in the earth", he said to the paralytic: 11"I say to you, get up, pick up your bed and go home." 12And immediately he stood up, picked up his pallet and went out before the eyes of all of them, so that they were all astonished and they glorified God, as they were saying, "We have never seen such a thing!"
13And he went out again to the sea and all the crowds were coming to him and he was teaching them.
14As he passed, he saw Levi, son of Khalphi, sitting down at the place of taxation and he said to him, "Come after me", and rising he went after him.
15And it was that as he reclined at supper in his house, there were many Tax Collectors and sinners reclining at supper with Yeshua and with his disciples, for many had come, and they were following him. 16And when the Scribes and Pharisees saw him eating with Tax Collectors and with sinners, they said to his disciples, "How is it that he eats and drinks with Tax Collectors and sinners?" 17But when Yeshua heard, he said to them, "The healthy have no need for a physician, but those who have become very ill; I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
18But the disciples of Yohannan and the Pharisees had been practicing fasting, and they came and they were saying to him, "Why do the disciples of Yohannan and of the Pharisees fast and your disciples do not fast?" 19Yeshua said to them, "Are the children of the bridal chamber able to fast as long as the groom is with them? No!"* 20"But the days will come when the groom will be taken from them; then they will fast in those days."
21"No man places a new strip of cloth and sews it on an old garment lest the fullness of that new cloth takes from the old, and it rips more." 22"And no man pours new wine into old wineskins, lest the wine burst the wineskins and the wineskins are destroyed and the wine is spilled; but one pours new wine into new wineskins."
23And so it was that when Yeshua went out on the Sabbath to a grain field, his disciples were walking and picking the ears of wheat. 24And the Pharisees were saying to him, "Look, why are they doing something that is illegal on the Sabbath?" 25Yeshua said to them, "Have you never read what David did when he was in great need and was hungry, he and his companions, 26As he entered the house of God when Abiathar was Chief Priest, and he ate the bread of the altar of THE LORD JEHOVAH, which was not legal to eat except for the priests? And he gave also to those who were with him." 27And he said to them, "The Sabbath was created for the sake of man and not man for the sake of the Sabbath." 28"Therefore The Son of Man is also master of the Sabbath."