And when He entered again into Capernaum after some days, it was heard that He was at home. And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room, not even about the door; and He spoke the word to them.
And it came to pass on one of these days, as He was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting nearby, who were come out of every village of Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was upon Him to heal, so that, behold, men brought to Him a man who was paralyzed, lying on a couch borne by four. And they sought to bring him in and to place him before Him. And not being able to come near Him on account of the crowd, they went up on the housetop and uncovered the roof where He was; and having taken it apart, they let down the couch on which the paralytic was lying, through the opening, into the midst before Jesus.
And seeing their faith, He said to the paralytic, "Child, thy sins are forgiven thee." And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason in their hearts, saying, "Why doth this man speak thus? He blasphemeth. Who is this that speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
But Jesus immediately perceiving in His spirit that they are so reasoning within themselves, and knowing their thoughts, saith to them, "Why reason ye these things in your hearts? Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? Which is easier to say to the paralytic, Thy sins are forgiven; or to say, Arise, take up thy couch and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath authority on earth to forgive sins" (He saith to the paralytic), "I say to thee, Arise, take up thy couch, and go to thy house." And immediately he arose and took up that on which he was lying and departed to his house before them all, glorifying God. And amazement seized them all, and they glorified God Who gave such authority to men, and they were filled with fear, saying "We never saw it thus! We have seen strange things today!"