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Mark 2 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralytic
Jesus Is Lord of Healing and the Sabbath
(Matt. 9:2–8; Luke 5:17–26 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:1 - And again He entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the house.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:2 - Immediately[fn] many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the word to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:3 - Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:4 - And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:5 - When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:6 - And some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:7 - “Why does this Man speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:8 - But immediately, when Jesus perceived in His spirit that they reasoned thus within themselves, He said to them, “Why do you reason about these things in your hearts?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:9 - “Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise, take up your bed and walk’?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:10 - “But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins”—He said to the paralytic,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:11 - “I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:12 - Immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went out in the presence of them all, so that all were amazed and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”
Matthew the Tax Collector
(Matt. 9:9–13; Luke 5:27–32 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:13 - Then He went out again by the sea; and all the multitude came to Him, and He taught them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:14 - As He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.” So he arose and followed Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:15 - Now it happened, as He was dining in Levi’s house, that many tax collectors and sinners also sat together with Jesus and His disciples; for there were many, and they followed Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:16 - And when the scribes and[fn] Pharisees saw Him eating with the tax collectors and sinners, they said to His disciples, “How is it that He eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:17 - When Jesus heard it, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”[fn]
Jesus Is Questioned About Fasting
(Matt. 9:14–17; Luke 5:33–39 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:18 - The disciples of John and of the Pharisees were fasting. Then they came and said to Him, “Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:19 - And Jesus said to them, “Can the friends of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them they cannot fast.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:20 - “But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast in those days.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:21 - “No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; or else the new piece pulls away from the old, and the tear is made worse.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:22 - “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine bursts the wineskins, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins.”
Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath
(Matt. 12:1–8; Luke 6:1–5 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:23 - Now it happened that He went through the grainfields on the Sabbath; and as they went His disciples began to pluck the heads of grain.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:24 - And the Pharisees said to Him, “Look, why do they do what is not lawful on the Sabbath?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:25 - But He said to them, “Have you never read what David did when he was in need and hungry, he and those with him:
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:26 - “how he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the showbread, which is not lawful to eat except for the priests, and also gave some to those who were with him?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:27 - And He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:28 - “Therefore the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.”
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text omits Immediately.
NU-Text reads of the.
NU-Text omits to repentance.

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