Matthew 9
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A Paralytic Healed and Forgiven

1AND entering into a boat, he passed over the water and came into his own city.

2And behold they brought to him one sick of the palsy lying in a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the man sick of the palsy: Be of good heart, son, thy sins are forgiven thee. 3And behold some of the scribes said within themselves: He blasphemeth. 4And Jesus seeing their thoughts, said: Why do you think evil in your hearts? 5Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee: or to say, Arise, and walk? 6But that you may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then said he to the man sick of palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go into thy house. 7And he arose, and went into his house. 8And the multitude seeing it, feared, and glorified God that gave such power to men.

Jesus Calls Matthew

9And when Jesus passed on from hence, he saw a man sitting in the custom house, named Matthew; and he saith to him: Follow me. And he rose up and followed him.

10And it came to pass as he was sitting at meat in the house, behold many publicans and sinners came, and sat down with Jesus and his disciples. 11And the Pharisees seeing it, said to his disciples: Why doth your master eat with publicans and sinners? 12But Jesus hearing it, said: They that are in health need not a physician, but they that are ill. 13Go then and learn what this meaneth, I will have mercy and not sacrifice. For I am not come to call the just, but sinners.

Jesus Questioned About Fasting

14Then came to him the disciples of John, saying: Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but thy disciples do not fast? 15And Jesus said to them: Can the children of the bridegroom mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then they shall fast. 16And nobody putteth a piece of raw cloth unto an old garment. For it taketh away the fullness thereof from the garment, and there is made a greater rent. 17Neither do they put new wine into old bottles. Otherwise the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish. But new wine they put into new bottles: and both are preserved.

The Healing Touch of Jesus

18As he was speaking these things unto them, behold a certain ruler came up, and adored him, saying: Lord, my daughter is even now dead; but come, lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. 19And Jesus rising up followed him, with his disciples.

20And behold a woman who was troubled with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment. 21For she said within herself: If I shall touch only his garment, I shall be healed. 22But Jesus turning and seeing her, said: Be of good heart, daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

23And when Jesus was come into the house of the ruler, and saw the minstrels and the multitude making a rout, 24He said: Give place, for the girl is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. 25And when the multitude was put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand. And the maid arose. 26And the fame hereof went abroad into all that country.

Jesus Heals Two Blind Men

27And as Jesus passed from thence, there followed him two blind men crying out and saying, Have mercy on us, O Son of David. 28And when he was come to the house, the blind men came to him. And Jesus saith to them, Do you believe, that I can do this unto you? They say to him, Yea, Lord. 29Then he touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith, be it done unto you. 30And their eyes were opened, and Jesus strictly charged them, saying, See that no man know this. 31But they going out, spread his fame abroad in all that country.

Jesus Heals a Mute Man

32And when they were gone out, behold they brought him a dumb man, possessed with a devil. 33And after the devil was cast out, the dumb man spoke, and the multitudes wondered, saying, Never was the like seen in Israel. 34But the Pharisees said, By the prince of devils he casteth out devils.

The Sheep and the Harvest

35And Jesus went about all the cities, and towns, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease, and every infirmity.

36And seeing the multitudes, he had compassion on them: because they were distressed, and lying like sheep that have no shepherd. 37Then he saith to his disciples, The harvest indeed is great, but the labourers are few. 38Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth labourers into his harvest.

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