9:1 And getting into a boat he crossed over and came to his own city.
9:1 And after getting into a boat he crossed the sea and came to his own town.

9:2 And behold, they brought to him a paralytic, lying on his bed; and when Jesus saw their faith he said to the paralytic, "Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven."
9:2 And just then some people were carrying a paralyzed man lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven."

9:3 And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, "This man is blaspheming."
9:3 Then some of the scribes said to themselves, "This man is blaspheming."

9:4 But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts?
9:4 But Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts?

9:5 For which is easier, to say, `Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, `Rise and walk'?
9:5 For which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Stand up and walk'?

9:6 But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins" -- he then said to the paralytic -- "Rise, take up your bed and go home."
9:6 But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"--he then said to the paralytic--"Stand up, take your bed and go to your home."

9:7 And he rose and went home.
9:7 And he stood up and went to his home.

9:8 When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men.
9:8 When the crowds saw it, they were filled with awe, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to human beings.

9:9 As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office; and he said to him, "Follow me." And he rose and followed him.
9:9 As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, "Follow me." And he got up and followed him.

9:10 And as he sat at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples.
9:10 And as he sat at dinner in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came and were sitting with him and his disciples.

9:11 And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
9:11 When the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"

9:12 But when he heard it, he said, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.
9:12 But when he heard this, he said, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.

9:13 Go and learn what this means, `I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.' For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners."
9:13 Go and learn what this means, 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners."

9:14 Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?"
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?"

9:15 And Jesus said to them, "Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come, when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.
9:15 And Jesus said to them, "The wedding guests cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them, can they? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.

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

9:17 Neither is new wine put into old wineskins; if it is, the skins burst, and the wine is spilled, and the skins are destroyed; but new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved."
9:17 Neither is new wine put into old wineskins; otherwise, the skins burst, and the wine is spilled, and the skins are destroyed; but new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved."

9:18 While he was thus speaking to them, behold, a ruler came in and knelt before him, saying, "My daughter has just died; but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live."
9:18 While he was saying these things to them, suddenly a leader of the synagogue came in and knelt before him, saying, "My daughter has just died; but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live."

9:19 And Jesus rose and followed him, with his disciples.
9:19 And Jesus got up and followed him, with his disciples.

9:20 And behold, a woman who had suffered from a hemorrhage for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment;
9:20 Then suddenly a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his cloak,

9:21 for she said to herself, "If I only touch his garment, I shall be made well."
9:21 for she said to herself, "If I only touch his cloak, I will be made well."

9:22 Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, "Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well." And instantly the woman was made well.
9:22 Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, "Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well." And instantly the woman was made well.

9:23 And when Jesus came to the ruler's house, and saw the flute players, and the crowd making a tumult,
9:23 When Jesus came to the leader's house and saw the flute players and the crowd making a commotion,

9:24 he said, "Depart; for the girl is not dead but sleeping." And they laughed at him.
9:24 he said, "Go away; for the girl is not dead but sleeping." And they laughed at him.

9:25 But when the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose.
9:25 But when the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl got up.

9:26 And the report of this went through all that district.
9:26 And the report of this spread throughout that district.

9:27 And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed him, crying aloud, "Have mercy on us, Son of David."
9:27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, crying loudly, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!"

9:28 When he entered 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."
9:28 When he entered 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."

9:29 Then he touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith be it done to you."
9:29 Then he touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith let it be done to you."

9:30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly charged them, "See that no one knows it."
9:30 And their eyes were opened. Then Jesus sternly ordered them, "See that no one knows of this."

9:31 But they went away and spread his fame through all that district.
9:31 But they went away and spread the news about him throughout that district.

9:32 As they were going away, behold, a dumb demoniac was brought to him.
9:32 After they had gone away, a demoniac who was mute was brought to him.

9:33 And when the demon had been cast out, the dumb man spoke; and the crowds marveled, saying, "Never was anything like this seen in Israel."
9:33 And when the demon had been cast out, the one who had been mute spoke; and the crowds were amazed and said, "Never has anything like this been seen in Israel."

9:34 But the Pharisees said, "He casts out demons by the prince of demons."
9:34 But the Pharisees said, "By the ruler of the demons he casts out the demons."

9:35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity.
9:35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness.

9:36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
9:36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

9:37 Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;
9:37 Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;

9:38 pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest."
9:38 therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest."