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Matthew 9 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Jesus Heals a Paralytic

(Mar 2:1–12; Luk 5:17–26 )
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And getting into a boat, Jesus crossed over the sea and came to His own city.

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And behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralytic, “Take courage, [fn]son; your sins are forgiven.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:3 - And behold, some of the scribes said [fn]to themselves, “This man blasphemes.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:4 - And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, “Why are you thinking evil in your hearts?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:5 - “For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:6 - “But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins—then He *said to the paralytic, “Get up, pick up your bed and go home.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:7 - And he got up and [fn]went home.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:8 - But when the crowds saw this, they were afraid, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

Matthew and Sinners Called

(Mar 2:13–17; Luk 5:27–32 )
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And as Jesus went on from there, He saw a man called Matthew, sitting in the tax office; and He *said to him, “Follow Me!” And he stood up and followed Him.

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[fn]Then it happened that as [fn]Jesus was reclining at the table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and [fn]sinners came and were dining with Jesus and His disciples.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:11 - And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, “Why is your Teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:12 - But when Jesus heard this, He said, It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:13 - “But go and learn [fn]what this means: ‘I DESIRE [fn]COMPASSION, [fn]AND NOT SACRIFICE,’ for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

A Question About Fasting

(Mar 2:18–22; Luk 5:33–39 )
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Then the disciples of John *came to Him, [fn]asking, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:15 - And Jesus said to them, “Can the [fn]attendants of the bridegroom mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:16 - “But no one puts [fn]a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for [fn]the patch pulls away from the garment, and a worse tear results.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:17 - “Nor do people put new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine pours out and the wineskins are ruined; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.”

Miracles of Healing

(Mar 5:21–43; Luk 8:40–56 )
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While He was saying these things to them, behold, [fn]a synagogue [fn]official came and [fn]was bowing down before Him, and said, “My daughter has just died; but come and lay Your hand on her, and she will live.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:19 - And Jesus got up and began to follow him, and so did His disciples.
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And behold, a woman who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years, came up behind Him and touched the [fn]fringe of His [fn]garment;

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:21 - for she was saying [fn]to herself, “If I only touch His garment, I will [fn]be saved from this.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:22 - But Jesus turning and seeing her said, “Daughter, take courage; your faith has [fn]saved you.” [fn]At once the woman was [fn]saved from her hemorrhage.
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And when Jesus came into the [fn]official’s house, and saw the flute-players and the crowd in noisy disorder,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:24 - He was saying, “Leave; for the girl has not died, but is asleep.” And they began laughing at Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:25 - But when the crowd had been sent out, coming in, He took her by the hand, and the girl [fn]got up.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:26 - And this news spread throughout all that land.
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And as Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed Him, [fn]crying out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:28 - And when He entered the house, the blind men came up to Him, and Jesus *said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They *said to Him, “Yes, Lord.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:29 - Then He touched their eyes, saying, [fn]It shall be done to you according to your faith.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:30 - And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, saying, “See that no one knows about this!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:31 - But they went out and spread the news about Him throughout all that land.
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Now as they were going out, behold, a mute, demon-possessed man [fn]was brought to Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:33 - And after the demon was cast out, the mute man spoke; and the crowds marveled, saying, “Nothing like this has [fn]ever been seen in Israel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:34 - But the Pharisees were saying, “He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons.”
(Luk 10:2, 3 )
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And Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.

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And seeing the crowds, He felt compassion for them, because they were [fn]distressed and [fn]downcast like sheep [fn]without a shepherd.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:37 - Then He *said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:38 - “Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”
LSB Footnotes
Lit child
Lit among
Or departed
Lit And
Lit He
Irreligious Jews
Lit what is
Or mercy
More than
Lit saying
Lit sons of the bridal chamber
Lit that which is put on
Lit that which fills up
Or one
Lit ruler
Or worshiped
Tassel fringe
Or outer garment
Lit in herself
Or get well
Or made you well
Lit From that hour
Or made well
Lit ruler’s
Or was raised up
Lit crying out and saying
Or Let it be done; Gr imperative
Lit they brought
Lit ever appeared
Or harassed
Lit thrown down
Lit not having
See the LSB Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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