Jesus Heals a Paralytic
And again a He entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the house.
Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the word to them.
Then they came to Him, bringing a b paralytic who was carried by four men.
And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying.
When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven you."
And some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts,
"Why does this Man speak blasphemies like this? c Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
But immediately, when Jesus perceived in His spirit that they reasoned thus within themselves, He said to them, "Why do you reason about these things in your hearts?
d "Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Arise, take up your bed and walk'?
"But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins" - He said to the paralytic,
"I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house."
Immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went out in the presence of them all, so that all were amazed and e glorified God, saying, "We never saw anything like this!"
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
So He got into a boat, crossed over, and came to His own city.
Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.
Saying, "Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.
For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed; and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed.
There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden eight years and was paralyzed.
Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? No one!
I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins.
To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against Him.
For which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Arise and walk'?
So the multitude marveled when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed made whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.
And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.