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Luke 5 :: New English Translation (NET)

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The First Disciples

(Mat 4:18–22; Mar 1:16–20 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:1 - Now Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing around him to hear the word of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:2 - He saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gotten out of them and were washing their nets.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:3 - He got into one of the boats, which was Simon's, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then Jesus sat down and taught the crowds from the boat.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:4 - When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep water and lower your nets for a catch."
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:5 - Simon answered, "Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing! But at your word I will lower the nets."
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:6 - When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets started to tear.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:7 - So they motioned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they were about to sink.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:8 - But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!"
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:9 - For Peter and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:10 - and so were James and John, Zebedee's sons, who were Simon's business partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people."
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:11 - So when they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.

The Leper and the Paralytic

(Mat 8:1–4; Mar 1:40–45 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:12 - While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came to him who was covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he bowed down with his face to the ground and begged him, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean."
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:13 - So he stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, "I am willing. Be clean!" And immediately the leprosy left him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:14 - Then he ordered the man to tell no one, but commanded him, "Go and show yourself to a priest, and bring the offering for your cleansing, as Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:15 - But the news about him spread even more, and large crowds were gathering together to hear him and to be healed of their illnesses.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:16 - Yet Jesus himself frequently withdrew to the wilderness and prayed.
(Mat 9:2–8; Mar 2:1–12 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:17 - Now on one of those days, while he was teaching, there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting nearby (who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem), and the power of the Lord was with him to heal.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:18 - Just then some men showed up, carrying a paralyzed man on a stretcher. They were trying to bring him in and place him before Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:19 - But since they found no way to carry him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down on the stretcher through the roof tiles right in front of Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:20 - When Jesus saw their faith he said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven."
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:21 - Then the experts in the law and the Pharisees began to think to themselves, "Who is this man who is uttering blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:22 - When Jesus perceived their hostile thoughts, he said to them, "Why are you raising objections within yourselves?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:23 - Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Stand up and walk'?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:24 - But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins" - he said to the paralyzed man - "I tell you, stand up, take your stretcher and go home."
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:25 - Immediately he stood up before them, picked up the stretcher he had been lying on, and went home, glorifying God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:26 - Then astonishment seized them all, and they glorified God. They were filled with awe, saying, "We have seen incredible things today."

Call of Levi (Matthew)

(Mat 9:9–13; Mar 2:13–17 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:27 - After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax booth. "Follow me," he said to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:28 - And he got up and followed him, leaving everything behind.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:29 - Then Levi gave a great banquet in his house for Jesus, and there was a large crowd of tax collectors and others sitting at the table with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:30 - But the Pharisees and their experts in the law complained to his disciples, saying, "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?"
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:31 - Jesus answered them, "Those who are well don't need a physician, but those who are sick do.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:32 - I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
(Mat 9:14–17; Mar 2:18–22 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:33 - Then they said to him, "John's disciples frequently fast and pray, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours continue to eat and drink."
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:34 - So Jesus said to them, "You cannot make the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them, can you?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:35 - But those days are coming, and when the bridegroom is taken from them, at that time they will fast."
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:36 - He also told them a parable: "No one tears a patch from a new garment and sews it on an old garment. If he does, he will have torn the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:37 - And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins and will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:38 - Instead new wine must be poured into new wineskins.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:39 - No one after drinking old wine wants the new, for he says, 'The old is good enough.'"

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