Jesus Heals a Paralytic
(Mark 2:1–12; Luke 5:17–26)
1 Jesus got into a boat, crossed over, and came to His own town.
2 Just then some men brought a to Him a paralytic lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic,
3 On seeing this, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming!”
4 But Jesus knew b what they were thinking and said,
8 When the crowds saw this, they were filled with awe and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.
Jesus Calls Matthew
(Mark 2:13–17;Luke 5:27–32)
9 As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax booth.
10 Later, as Jesus was dining at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with Him and His disciples. 11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked His disciples, “Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
12 On hearing this, Jesus said,
Questions about Fasting
(Mark 2:18–20;Luke 5:33–35)
15 Jesus replied,
The Patches and the Wineskins
(Mark 2:21–22;Luke 5:36–39)
16 No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. For the patch will pull away from the garment, and a worse tear will result.
17 Neither do men pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst, the wine will spill, and the wineskins will be ruined. Instead, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”
The Healing Touch of Jesus
(Mark 5:21–43;Luke 8:40–56)
18 While Jesus was saying these things, a synagogue leader came and knelt before Him. “My daughter has just died,” he said. “But come and place Your hand on her, and she will live.”
19 So Jesus got up and went with him, along with His disciples. 20 Suddenly a woman who had suffered from bleeding for twelve years came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His cloak. 21 She said to herself, “If only I touch His cloak, I will be healed.”
22 Jesus turned and saw her.
Jesus Heals the Blind and Mute
27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”
28 After Jesus had entered the house, the blind men came to Him.
“Yes, Lord,” they answered.
29 Then He touched their eyes and said,
32 As they were leaving, a demon-possessed man who was mute was brought to Jesus. 33 And when the demon had been driven out, the man began to speak. The crowds were amazed and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel!”
34 But the Pharisees said, “It is by the prince of demons that He drives out demons.”
The Lord of the Harvest
35 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness. 36 When He saw the crowds, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.