Bible: Mark 2:3-12

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  2:12 And immediately the man 19  stood up, took his stretcher, and went out in front of them all. They were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!

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