Matthew 9
Berean Literal Bible

Jesus Heals a Paralytic
(Mark 2:1-12; Luke 5:17-26)

1And having entered into a boat, He passed over and came to the own city. 2And behold, they were bringing to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. And Jesus, having seen their faith, said to the paralytic, “Take courage, son; your sins have been forgiven.”

3And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This one blasphemes!”

4And Jesus, having known their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? 5For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk?’ 6But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins...” Then He says to the paralytic, “Having arisen, take up your mat and go to your house.” 7And having arisen, he went away to his house.

8And the crowds having seen, marveled and glorified God, the One having given such authority to men.

The Calling of Matthew
(Mark 2:13-17; Luke 5:27-32)

9And Jesus passing on from there saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth. And He says to him, “Follow Me.” And having arisen, he followed Him.

10And it came to pass, of Him reclining in the house, that behold, many tax collectors and sinners having come, were reclining with Jesus and His disciples. 11And having seen it, the Pharisees said to His disciples, “Why does your Teacher eat with the tax collectors and sinners?”

12And having heard, He said, “Not those being strong have need of a physician, but those being sick. 13But having gone, learn what is, ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’a For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Questions about Fasting
(Mark 2:18-20; Luke 5:33-35)

14Then the disciples of John come to Him saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees often fast, but Your disciples do not fast?”

15And Jesus said to them, “Can the sons of the bridechamber mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? But days will come when the bridegroom shall have been taken away from them, and then they will fast.

The Patches and the Wineskins
(Mark 2:21-22; Luke 5:36-39)

16But no one puts a patch of unshrunk cloth on old clothing, for the filling up of it tears away from the garment, and a worse tear emerges.

17Nor do they pour new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise the wineskins are burst, and the wine is poured out, and the wineskins are destroyed. But they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”

The Healing Touch of Jesus
(Mark 5:21-43; Luke 8:40-56)

18Of Him speaking these things to them, behold, a certain ruler having come, was kneeling down to Him, saying, “My daughter presently has died; but having come, lay Your hand upon her, and she will live.”

19And having arisen, Jesus followed him, also His disciples. 20And behold a woman having had a flux of blood twelve years, having come up behind Him, touched the fringe of His garment. 21For she was saying within herself, “If only I shall touch His garment, I will be healed.”

22And Jesus, having turned and having seen her said, “Take courage, daughter. Your faith has cured you.” And the woman was cured from that very hour.

23And Jesus having come into the ruler’s house and having seen the flute players and the crowd making a commotion, 24He says, “Go away, for the girl is not dead, but sleeps.” And they began to laugh at Him.

25And when the crowd had been put outside, having entered, He took hold of her hand, and the girl arose. 26And this report went out into all that land.

Jesus Heals the Blind and Mute
(Isaiah 35:1-10; Mark 7:31-37)

27And Jesus passing on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, “Have mercy on us, Son of David.”

28And having come into the house, the blind men came to Him, and Jesus says to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”

They say to him, “Yes, Lord.”

29Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it to you.” 30And their eyes were opened. And Jesus strictly instructed them, saying, “See that no one knows!” 31But having gone out, they made Him known in all that land.

32And as they were going out, behold, they brought to Him a mute man, possessed by a demon. 33And the demon having been cast out, the mute man spoke. And the crowds marveled, saying, “Never thus was it seen in Israel.”

34But the Pharisees were saying, “By the prince of the demons He casts out demons.”

The Lord of the Harvest

35And Jesus was going throughout all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness. 36And having seen the crowds, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were wearied and cast away, as sheep not having a shepherd.

37Then He says to His disciples, “The harvest indeed is plentiful, but the workmen are few. 38Beseech the Lord of the harvest, therefore, that He might send out workmen into His harvest.”

a 13 Hosea 6:6

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