Bible: Luke 5:17-26

Healing and Forgiving a Paralytic

5:17 Now on 1  one of those days, while he was teaching, there were Pharisees 2  and teachers of the law 3  sitting nearby (who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem), 4  and the power of the Lord was with him 5  to heal. 5:18 Just then 6  some men showed up, carrying a paralyzed man 7  on a stretcher. 8  They 9  were trying to bring him in and place him before Jesus. 10  5:19 But 11  since they found 12  no way to carry him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof 13  and let him down on the stretcher 14  through the roof tiles 15  right 16  in front of Jesus. 17  5:20 When 18  Jesus 19  saw their 20  faith he said, “Friend, 21  your sins are forgiven.” 22  5:21 Then 23  the experts in the law 24  and the Pharisees began to think 25  to themselves, 26  “Who is this man 27  who is uttering blasphemies? 28  Who can forgive sins but God alone? 5:22 When Jesus perceived 29  their hostile thoughts, 30  he said to them, 31 Why are you raising objections 32  within yourselves? 5:23 Which is easier, 33  to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Stand up and walk? 5:24 But so that you may know 34  that the Son of Man 35  has authority on earth to forgive sins– he said to the paralyzed man 36 “I tell you, stand up, take your stretcher 37  and go home.” 38  5:25 Immediately 39  he stood up before them, picked 40  up the stretcher 41  he had been lying on, and went home, glorifying 42  God. 5:26 Then 43  astonishment 44  seized them all, and they glorified 45  God. They were filled with awe, 46  saying, “We have seen incredible 47  things 48  today.” 49 

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