The Scriptures (ISR 1998)
1And entering into a boat, He passed over, and came to His own city.
2And see, they were bringing to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. And יהושע, seeing their belief, said to the paralytic, “Take courage, son, your sins have been forgiven.”
3And see, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This One blasphemes!”
4And יהושע, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think wicked thoughts in your hearts?
5“For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins have been forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk’?
6“But in order for you to know that the Son of Aḏam possesses authority on earth to forgive sins...” He then said to the paralytic, “Rise, take up your bed, and go to your house.”
7And he rose and went to his house.
8And when the crowds saw it, they marvelled and praised Elohim who had given such authority to men.
9And as יהושע passed on from there, He saw a man called Mattithyahu sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.” And he rose and followed Him.
10And it came to be, as יהושע sat at the table in the house, that see, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Him and His taught ones.
11And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to His taught ones, “Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
12And יהושע hearing this, said to them, “Those who are strong have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.
13“But go and learn what this means, ‘I desire compassion and not offering.’ For I did not come to call the righteous to repentance, but sinners.”
14Then the taught ones of Yoḥanan came to Him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but Your taught ones do not fast?”
15And יהושע said to them, “Are the friends of the bridegroom able to mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days shall come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they shall fast.
16“And no one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch pulls away from the garment, and the tear is made worse.
17“Neither do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins burst, and the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.”
18While He was saying all this to them, see, a ruler came and bowed down to Him, saying, “My daughter is dead by now, but come and lay Your hand on her and she shall live.”
19And יהושע rose and followed him, His taught ones too.
21For she said to herself, “If I only touch His garment, I shall be healed.”
22But יהושע turned, and when He saw her He said, “Take courage, daughter, your belief has healed you.” And the woman was healed from that hour.
23And when יהושע came into the ruler’s house, and saw the flute players and the crowd making a noise,
24He said to them, “Go back, for the girl is not dead, but sleeping.” And they laughed at Him.
25But when the crowd was put outside, He went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose.
26And this report went out into all that land.
27And as יהושע passed on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, “Son of Dawiḏ, have compassion on us!”
28And when He came into the house, the blind men came to Him. And יהושע said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yea, Master.”
29Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your belief let it be to you.”
30And their eyes were opened. And יהושע strictly ordered them, saying, “See, let no one know.”
31But when they went out, they made Him known in all that land.
32And as they were going out, see, they brought to Him a man, dumb and demon-possessed.
33And when the demon was cast out, the dumb one spoke. And the crowds marvelled, saying, “It was never seen like this in Yisra’ĕl!”
34But the Pharisees said, “He casts out demons by the ruler of the demons.”
35And יהושע went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their congregations, and proclaiming the Good News of the reign, and healing every disease and every bodily weakness among the people.
36And having seen the crowds, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, as sheep having no shepherd.
37Then He said to His taught ones, “The harvest truly is great, but the workers are few.
38“Pray then that the Master of the harvest would send out workers to His harvest.”