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Mark 2 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Jesus Heals a Paralytic

(Mat 9:2–8; Luk 5:17–26 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:1 -

And when He had come back to Capernaum several days afterward, it was heard that He was at home.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:2 - And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room, not even near the door; and He was speaking 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 being unable to bring him to [fn]Jesus because of the crowd, they removed the roof over where He was; and when they had dug an opening, they let down the mat where the paralytic was lying.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:5 - And Jesus seeing their faith *said to the paralytic, “Child, your sins are forgiven.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:6 - But some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:7 - “Why does this man speak that way? He is blaspheming; who can forgive sins [fn]but God alone?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:8 - Immediately Jesus, aware [fn]in His spirit that they were reasoning that way within themselves, *said to them, “Why are you reasoning about 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, ‘Get up, and pick up your mat and walk’?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:10 - “But so 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, get up, pick up your mat, and go to your home.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:12 - And he got up and immediately picked up the mat and went out before everyone, so that they were all amazed and were glorifying God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this.”
(Mat 9:9–13; Luk 5:27–32 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:13 -

And He went out again by the seashore; and the entire crowd was coming to Him, and He was teaching them.

Levi and Sinners Called

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:14 - And as He passed by, He saw [fn]Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting in the tax office, and He *said to him, “Follow Me!” And he stood up and followed Him.
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And it *[fn]happened that as He was reclining at the table in his house, many tax collectors and [fn]sinners [fn]were reclining with Jesus and His disciples. For there were many of them, and they were following Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:16 - And when the scribes of the Pharisees saw that He was eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they were saying to His disciples, “He is eating and drinking with tax collectors and [fn]sinners!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:17 - And hearing this, Jesus *said to them, “Those who are healthy do not have need for a physician, but only those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
(Mat 9:14–17; Luk 5:33–39 )
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And John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting; and they *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 [fn]the attendants of the bridegroom fast when the bridegroom is with them? So long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:20 - “But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day.
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“No one sews [fn]a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; otherwise [fn]that patch pulls away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear results.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:22 - “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost and the skins as well; but one puts new wine into fresh wineskins.”

Lord of the Sabbath

(Mat 12:1–8; Luk 6:1–5 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:23 -

And it happened that He was passing through the grainfields on the Sabbath, and His disciples began to make their way along while picking the 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 he and his companions became hungry;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:26 - how he entered the house of God around the time of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the [fn]consecrated bread, which is not lawful for anyone to eat except the priests, and he also gave it to those who were with him?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:27 - And Jesus was saying to them, “The Sabbath [fn]was made [fn]for man, and not man [fn]for the Sabbath.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:28 - “Consequently the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”
LSB Footnotes
Lit Him
Lit if not one, God
Lit by
Also called Matthew
Lit happens
Irreligious Jews
Or dining
Irreligious Jews
Lit sons of the bridal chamber
Lit that which is put on
Lit that which fills up
Or showbread; lit loaves of presentation
Or came into being
Lit for the sake of
Lit for the sake of
See the LSB Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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