Bible: Matt 9:1-8

Healing and Forgiving a Paralytic

9:1 After getting into a boat he crossed to the other side and came to his own town. 1  9:2 Just then 2  some people 3  brought to him a paralytic lying on a stretcher. 4  When Jesus saw their 5  faith, he said to the paralytic, “Have courage, son! Your sins are forgiven.” 6  9:3 Then 7  some of the experts in the law 8  said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming! 9  9:4 When Jesus saw their reaction he said, “Why do you respond with evil in your hearts? 9:5 Which is easier, 10  to say, ‘Your sins are forgivenor to say, ‘Stand up and walk? 9:6 But so that you may know 11  that the Son of Man 12  has authority on earth to forgive sins– then he said to the paralytic 13 “Stand up, take your stretcher, and go home.” 14  9:7 And he stood up and went home. 15  9:8 When 16  the crowd saw this, they were afraid 17  and honored God who had given such authority to men. 18 

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