Luke 5 ©

1 Christ teaches the multitudes out of Peter’s ship. 4 And after a miraculous draught of fish, He promises to make him and his companions fishers of men. 12 Cleanses a leper. 18 Cures one sick of the palsy. 21 And proves thereby that He had power to forgive sins. 27 Calls Levi, sitting at the custom. 29 Eats with him and other publicans. 32 And gives reason for it. 33 Defends His disciples by divers similitudes for not fasting.


AND ita came to pass, that, as the people 1pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by 2the lake of Gennesaret,


And saw two ships 3standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.


And he entered into one of the ships, which was 4Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.


Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launchb out into the deep, and let down your nets 5for a draught.


And Simon answering said unto him, 6Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy 7word I will let down the net.


And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.


And they beckoned unto their 8partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and 9help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.


When Simon Peter saw it, he 10fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, 11Depart from me; for I am a sinful 12man, O Lord.


For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draughtc of the fishes which they had taken:


And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; fromd henceforth thou shalt 13catch men.


And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsooke all, and followed him.


¶Andf it came to pass, when he was in a certain 14city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.


And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.


And he charged him to tell no man: but go, and 15shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according asg Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.


But so much the more went there 16a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.


¶And 17he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.


And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctorsh of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present 18to heal them.


¶And,i behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a 19palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him.


And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went 20upon the housetop, and let him down through 21the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus.


And when he 22saw 23their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.


And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Whoj can forgive sins, but God alone?


But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts?


Whether is 24easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk?


But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.


And immediately he rose up before them, and took up 25that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, 26glorifying God.


And they were all 27amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen 28strange things to day.


¶Andk after these things he 29went forth, and saw a publican,l named 30Levi, sitting at the receiptm of custom:n and he said unto him, Follow me.


And he left all, rose up, and followed him.


And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: ando there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them.


But 31their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?


And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are 32sick.


Ip came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.


¶Andq they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John 33fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine 34eat and drink?


And he said unto them, Canr ye make the 35children of the bridechambers fast, while the bridegroom is with them?


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


¶And he spake also a 36parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old.


And no man putteth newt wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.


But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved.


No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is 37better.