Bible: Matt 9:2-8

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

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