Bible: Luke 5:12-26

Healing a Leper

5:12 While 1  Jesus 2  was in one of the towns, 3  a man came 4  to him who was covered with 5  leprosy. 6  When 7  he saw Jesus, he bowed down with his face to the ground 8  and begged him, 9 Lord, if 10  you are willing, you can make me clean.” 5:13 So 11  he stretched out his hand and touched 12  him, saying, “I am willing. Be clean!” And immediately the leprosy left him. 5:14 Then 13  he ordered the man 14  to tell no one, 15  but commanded him, 16  “Go 17  and show yourself to a priest, and bring the offering 18  for your cleansing, as Moses commanded, 19  as a testimony to them.” 20  5:15 But the news about him spread even more, 21  and large crowds were gathering together to hear him 22  and to be healed of their illnesses. 5:16 Yet Jesus himself 23  frequently withdrew 24  to the wilderness 25  and prayed.

Healing and Forgiving a Paralytic

5:17 Now on 26  one of those days, while he was teaching, there were Pharisees 27  and teachers of the law 28  sitting nearby (who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem), 29  and the power of the Lord was with him 30  to heal. 5:18 Just then 31  some men showed up, carrying a paralyzed man 32  on a stretcher. 33  They 34  were trying to bring him in and place him before Jesus. 35  5:19 But 36  since they found 37  no way to carry him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof 38  and let him down on the stretcher 39  through the roof tiles 40  right 41  in front of Jesus. 42  5:20 When 43  Jesus 44  saw their 45  faith he said, “Friend, 46  your sins are forgiven.” 47  5:21 Then 48  the experts in the law 49  and the Pharisees began to think 50  to themselves, 51  “Who is this man 52  who is uttering blasphemies? 53  Who can forgive sins but God alone? 5:22 When Jesus perceived 54  their hostile thoughts, 55  he said to them, 56 Why are you raising objections 57  within yourselves? 5:23 Which is easier, 58  to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Stand up and walk? 5:24 But so that you may know 59  that the Son of Man 60  has authority on earth to forgive sins– he said to the paralyzed man 61 “I tell you, stand up, take your stretcher 62  and go home.” 63  5:25 Immediately 64  he stood up before them, picked 65  up the stretcher 66  he had been lying on, and went home, glorifying 67  God. 5:26 Then 68  astonishment 69  seized them all, and they glorified 70  God. They were filled with awe, 71  saying, “We have seen incredible 72  things 73  today.” 74 

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