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Chapter 2

Mark 2:1 Again He entered Capernaum after some days; and it was reported that He was in the house.

Mark 2:2 Immediately many were gathered together, so much so that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as around the door: and He preached the word to them.

Mark 2:3 So they came to Him, bringing a paralytic, who was carried by four.

Mark 2:4 When they could not come close to Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed in which the paralytic lay.

Mark 2:5 When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, son, your sins are forgiven.

Mark 2:6 But there was certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,

Mark 2:7 why does this Man speak blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God only?

Mark 2:8 Immediately when Jesus perceived in His spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, He said to them, why do you reason these things in your hearts?

Mark 2:9 Which is easier to say to the paralytic, your sins are forgiven; or to say, arise, and take up your bed, and walk?

Mark 2:10 But that you may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, He said to the paralytic,

Mark 2:11 I say to you, arise, and take up your bed, and go to your house.

Mark 2:12 Immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went out before them all; so much so that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, we have never seen anything like this!

Mark 2:13 Then He went forth again by the seaside; and all the multitude came to Him, and He taught them.

Mark 2:14 As He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s booth, and said to him, follow Me. So he rose and followed Him.

Mark 2:15 And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat to eat in his house, many tax collectors and sinners sat also together with Jesus and His disciples: for there were many, and they followed Him.

Mark 2:16 But when the scribes and Pharisees saw Him eat with tax collectors and sinners, they said to His disciples, how is it that He eats and drinks with tax-collectors and sinners?

Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, He said to them, they that are healthy have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Mark 2:18 The disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they came and said to Him, why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not?

Mark 2:19 So Jesus said to them, can the friends of the bridegroom fast, while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.

Mark 2:20 But the days will come, when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then will they fast in those days.

Mark 2:21 No man also sews a piece of new cloth on an old garment: else the new piece that filled it up takes away from the old, and the tear is made worse.

Mark 2:22 No man puts new wine into old bottles: else the new wine does burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be damaged: but new wine must be put into new bottles.

Mark 2:23 And it came to pass, that He went through the corn fields on the Sabbath day; and His disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.

Mark 2:24 But the Pharisees said to Him, behold, why do they do on the Sabbath day that which is not lawful?

Mark 2:25 So He said to them, have you never read what David did, when he was in need, and was hungry, he, and they that were with him?

Mark 2:26 How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the showbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to those who were with him?

Mark 2:27 Then He said to them, the Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath:

Mark 2:28 therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath.