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Chapter 9

Matt. 9:1 And He entered into a boat, and sailed over, and came into His own city.

Matt. 9:2 Then, behold, they brought to Him a paralytic, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said to him who was a paralytic; child, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven.

Matt. 9:3 Then, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, this man blasphemes.

Matt. 9:4 But Jesus knowing their thoughts said, why do you think evil in your hearts?

Matt. 9:5 For which is easier to say, your sins are forgiven; or to say, arise, and walk?

Matt. 9:6 But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins, (then He said to the paralytic) arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.

Matt. 9:7 So he arose and departed to his house.

Matt. 9:8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marveled, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

Matt. 9:9 As Jesus passed forth from there, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the tax collector’s booth: and He said to him, follow Me. So he arose, and followed Him.

Matt. 9:10 It came to pass, as Jesus sat to eat in the house, behold, many tax- collectors and sinners came and sat down with Him and His disciples.

Matt. 9:11 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to His disciples, why does your Master eat with tax-collectors and sinners?

Matt. 9:12 But when Jesus heard that, He said to them, they that are whole do not need a doctor, but they that are sick.

Matt. 9:13 But you go and learn what that means, I desire mercy and not sacrifice: for I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Matt. 9:14 Then the disciples of John came to Him, saying, why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but Your disciples do not fast?

Matt. 9:15 Then Jesus said to them, can the friends of the bridegroom mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and then they will fast.

Matt. 9:16 No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for when the patch pulls away from the old garment, and a worse tear is made.

Matt. 9:17 Neither do men put new wine into old skins: else the skins burst, and the wine spills, and the wineskins are lost: but they put new wine into new skins, and both are kept safe.

Matt. 9:18 While He spoke these things to them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshiped Him, saying, my daughter is even now dead: but come and lay Your hand on her, and she will live.

Matt. 9:19 Then Jesus rose, and followed him, and so did His disciples.

Matt. 9:20 And, behold, a woman, who was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind Him, and touched the hem of His garment:

Matt. 9:21 for she said within herself, if I just touch His garment, I will become whole.

Matt. 9:22 But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her, He said, Daughter, be of good comfort; your faith has made you whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

Matt. 9:23 When Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the musicians and the people making noise,

Matt. 9:24 He said to them, make room: for the girl is not dead, but sleeps. But they laughed Him to scorn.

Matt. 9:25 But when the people were put out, He went in, and took her by the hand, and the girl rose.

Matt. 9:26 And the fame of this went abroad into all that land.

Matt. 9:27 When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying, and saying, You son of David, have mercy on us.

Matt. 9:28 When He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him: and Jesus said to them, “do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, yes, Lord.

Matt. 9:29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, it will be done to you according to your faith.

Matt. 9:30 Then their eyes were opened; and Jesus strictly instructed them, saying, see let no one know it.

Matt. 9:31 But they, when they had departed, spread abroad His fame in all that country.

Matt. 9:32 As they went out, behold, they brought to him a mute man possessed with a demon.

Matt. 9:33 When the demon was cast out, the mute spoke: and the multitudes marveled, saying, it was never so seen in Israel.

Matt. 9:34 But the Pharisees said, He casts out demons through the prince of the demons.

Matt. 9:35 So Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

Matt. 9:36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion on them, because they were weary and scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

Matt. 9:37 Then said He to His disciples, the harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few;

Matt. 9:38 therefore pray to the Lord of the harvest, that He will send out laborers into His harvest.