5:1 And it came to pass, that as the people pressed upon him to
hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret.
5:2 And saw two boats standing by the lake: but the fishermen
had gone out of them, and were washing [their] nets.
5:3 And he entered into one of the boats, which was Simon's, and
prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And
he sat down, and taught the people out of the boat.
5:4 Now when he had left speaking, he said to Simon, Lanch out
into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
5:5 And Simon answering said to him, Master, we have toiled all
the night, and have taken nothing; nevertheless, at thy word I
will let down the net.
5:6 And when they had done this, they inclosed a great multitude
of fishes: and their net broke.
5:7 And they beckoned to [their] partners, who were in the other
boat, that they should come and help them. And they came, and
filled both the boats, so that they began to sink.
5:8 When Simon Peter saw [it], he fell down at Jesus' knees,
saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
5:9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the
draught of the fishes which they had taken:
5:10 And so [was] also James and John the sons of Zebedee, who
were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, Fear not:
from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
5:11 And when they had brought their boats to land, they forsook
all, and followed him.
5:12 And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold,
a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus, fell on [his] face,
and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make
5:13 And he put forth [his] hand, and touched him, saying, I
will: Be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from
5:14 And he charged him to tell no man: but go, and show thyself
to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses
commanded for a testimony to them.
5:15 But so much the more a fame of him went abroad: and great
multitudes came together to hear and to be healed by him of
5:16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.
5:17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching,
that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by,
who had come out of every town of Galilee, and Judea, and
Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was [present] to heal
5:18 And behold, men brought in a bed a man who was taken with
the palsy: and they sought [means] to bring him in, and to lay
[him] before him.
5:19 And when they could not find by what [way] they might bring
him in, because of the multitude, they went upon the house-top,
and let him down through the tiling with [his] couch, into the
midst before Jesus.
5:20 And when he saw their faith, he said to him, Man, thy sins
are forgiven thee.
5:21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying,
Who is this who speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but
5:22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering, said
to them, What reason ye in your hearts?
5:23 Which is easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to
say, Rise and walk?
5:24 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon
earth to forgive sins, He said to the sick with the palsy, I
say to thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thy
5:25 And immediately he arose before them, and took up that on
which he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.
5:26 And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were
filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to-day.
5:27 And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican
named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said to
him, Follow me.
5:28 And he left all, arose, and followed him.
5:29 And Levi made him a great feast in his own house; and there
was a great company of publicans, and of others that sat down
5:30 But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his
disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and
5:31 And Jesus answering, said to them, They that are well need
not a physician; but they that are sick.
5:32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to
5:33 And they said to him, Why do the disciples of John fast
often, and make prayers, and likewise [the disciples] of the
Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?
5:34 And he said to them, Can ye make the children of the
bride-chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?
5:35 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken
from them, and then they will fast in those days.
5:36 And he spoke also a parable to them: No man putteth a piece
of a new garment upon an old: if otherwise, then both the new
maketh a rent, and the piece that was [taken] out of the new,
agreeth not with the old.
5:37 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new
wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles
5:38 But new wine must be put into new bottles, and both are
5:39 No man also having drank old [wine], immediately desireth
new: for he saith, The old is better.