9:1 And he entered into a boat, and passed over, and came into
his own city.
9:2 And behold, they brought to him a man sick with the palsy,
lying on a bed: and Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the sick
of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; thy sins are forgiven
9:3 And behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves,
This [man] blasphemeth.
9:4 And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, Why think ye evil
in your hearts?
9:5 For which is easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee; or
to say, Arise, and walk?
9:6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth
to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick with the palsy,)
Arise, take up thy bed, and go to thy house.
9:7 And he arose, and departed to his house.
9:8 But when the multitude saw [it], they marveled, and
glorified God, who had given such power to men.
9:9 And as Jesus was passing from thence, he saw a man named
Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith to him,
Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.
9:10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at table in the house,
behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him
and his disciples.
9:11 And when the Pharisees saw [it], they said to his
disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
9:12 But when Jesus heard [that], he said to them, They that are
in health need not a physician, but they that are sick.
9:13 But go ye and learn what [that] meaneth, I will have mercy,
and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but
sinners to repentance.
9:14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we
and the Pharisees fast often, but thy disciples fast not?
9:15 And Jesus said to them, Can the children of the
bride-chamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them?
but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from
them, and then they will fast.
9:16 No man putteth a piece of new cloth to an old garment: for
that which is put in to fill it up, taketh from the garment,
and the rent is made worse.
9:17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the
bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles
perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are
9:18 While he was speaking these things to them, behold, there
came a certain ruler, and worshiped him, saying, My daughter is
even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she will
9:19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and [so did] his
9:20 (And behold, a woman who was diseased with an issue of
blood twelve years, came behind [him], and touched the hem of
9:21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his
garment, I shall be whole.
9:22 But Jesus turned himself about, and when he saw her, he
said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee
whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.)
9:23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the
minstrels and the people making a noise,
9:24 He said to them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but
sleepeth. And they derided him.
9:25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took
her by the hand, and the maid arose.
9:26 And the fame of this went abroad into all that land.
9:27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him,
crying, and saying, [Thou] son of David, have mercy on us.
9:28 And when he had come into the house, the blind men came to
him: and Jesus saith to them, Believe ye that I am able to do
this? They said to him, Yes, Lord.
9:29 Then he touched their eyes, saying, According to your
faith, be it to you.
9:30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus strictly charged
them, saying, See [that] no man know [it].
9:31 But they, when they had departed, spread abroad his fame in
all that country.
9:32 As thy went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man
possessed with a demon.
9:33 And when the demon was cast out, the dumb spoke: and the
multitudes marveled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
9:34 But the Pharisees said, He casteth out demons, through the
prince of the demons.
9:35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching
in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom,
and healing every sickness, and every disease among the people.
9:36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with
compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered
abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
9:37 Then saith he to his disciples, The harvest truly [is]
plentiful, but the laborers [are] few.
9:38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will
send forth laborers into his harvest.