A PALSIED MAN

 

Matthew 9

   1And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.

   2And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.

   3And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.

   4And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?

   5For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?

   6But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.

   7And he arose, and departed to his house.

   8But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.

Mark 2

   1And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.

   2And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them.

   3And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four.

   4And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.

   5When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.

   6But there was certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,

   7Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?

   8And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?

   9Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?

   10But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)

   11I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.

   12And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.

Luke 5

18And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him.

   19And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus.

   20And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.

   21And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?

   22But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts?

   23Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk?

   24But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.

   25And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.

   26And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day.

 

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