Bible: Mark 2:3-11

2:3 Some people 1  came bringing to him a paralytic, carried by four of them. 2  2:4 When they were not able to bring him in because of the crowd, they removed the roof 3  above Jesus. 4  Then, 5  after tearing it out, they lowered the stretcher the paralytic was lying on. 2:5 When Jesus saw their 6  faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” 7  2:6 Now some of the experts in the law 8  were sitting there, turning these things over in their minds: 9  2:7 Why does this man speak this way? He is blaspheming! 10  Who can forgive sins but God alone? 2:8 Now 11  immediately, when Jesus realized in his spirit that they were contemplating such thoughts, 12  he said to them, “Why are you thinking such things in your hearts? 13  2:9 Which is easier, 14  to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Stand up, take your stretcher, and walk? 2:10 But so that you may know 15  that the Son of Man 16  has authority on earth to forgive sins,” – he said to the paralytic 17  2:11 I tell you, stand up, take your stretcher, and go home.” 18 
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