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Mark 2 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Jesus Heals a Paralytic

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:1 - And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:2 - And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:3 - And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:4 - And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him, and when they had made an opening, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:5 - And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:6 - Now some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts,

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:7 - “Why does this man speak like that? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:8 - And immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they thus questioned within themselves, said to them, “Why do you question these things in your hearts?

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:9 - Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, take up your bed and walk’?

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:10 - But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he said to the paralytic—

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:11 - “I say to you, rise, pick up your bed, and go home.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:12 - And he rose and immediately picked up his bed and went out before them all, so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”

Jesus Calls Levi

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:13 - He went out again beside the sea, and all the crowd was coming to him, and he was teaching them.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:14 - And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:15 - And as he reclined at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners were reclining with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:16 - And the scribes of[fn] the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, “Why does he eat[fn] with tax collectors and sinners?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:17 - And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

A Question About Fasting

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:18 - Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. And people came and said to him, “Why do John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:19 - And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:20 - The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:21 - No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. If he does, the patch tears away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear is made.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:22 - And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins—and the wine is destroyed, and so are the skins. But new wine is for fresh wineskins.”[fn]

Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:23 - One Sabbath he was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples began to pluck heads of grain.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:24 - And the Pharisees were saying to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:25 - And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did, when he was in need and was hungry, he and those who were with him:

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:26 - how he entered the house of God, in the time of[fn] Abiathar the high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those who were with him?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:27 - And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:28 - So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.”
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