1 And climbing into a boat, he crossed the sea, and he arrived at his own city.
2 And behold, they brought to him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, "Be strengthened in faith, son; your sins are forgiven you."
3 And behold, some of the scribes said within themselves, "He is blaspheming."
4 And when Jesus had perceived their thoughts, he said: "Why do you think such evil in your hearts?
5 Which is easier to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Rise up and walk?'
6 But, so that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins," he then said to the paralytic, "Rise up, take up your bed, and go into your house."
7 And he arose and went into his house.
8 Then the crowd, seeing this, was frightened, and they glorified God, who gave such power to men.
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