Jesus Cures A Man Who Cannot Wal
When Jesus entered Capernaum again, after some days, it was reported
that he was at home, and so many people gathered about him that there
was no longer room for them, not even at the door. While Jesus was
preaching to them, four men came, carrying a man who was paralyzed and
could not move. As they could not get near to Jesus on account of the
crowd, they tore up the roof over his head. When they had made a hole,
they let down the bed on which the man who could not move was lying.
Seeing their faith, Jesus said to him, "Son, your sins are forgiven."
But some of the scribes sitting there said to themselves, "Why should
this man say such a thing? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins
except God alone?"
Knowing at once what they were saying, Jesus said to them, "Why do you
say these things to yourselves? Which is easier: to say to the man who
cannot move, 'Your sins are forgiven'; or to say, 'Get up, take your
bed, and walk'? But that you may know that the Son of Man has the power
on earth to forgive sins" (he said to the man who could not walk) "I say
to you, Rise, take up your bed, and go to your home." Then the man rose
and at once took up his bed and went out in the presence of them all, so
that they were all filled with wonder and praised God, saying, "We have
never seen anything like this."
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