Matthew 9 ©

1 Christ heals one who has the palsy, or was lame; and shows that He has power to forgive sins. 9 Calls Matthew and eats with the publicans. 14 Defends His disciples that they do not fast. 20 Heals a woman of her issue of blood. 23 Raises a ruler’s little daughter, who was dead. 27 Restores two blind men to their sight. 32 Casts out a dumb devil. 35 Preaches, and heals many sick persons. 36 Exhorts to pray for laborers to be sent into the harvest.


AND he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into 1his own city.


And,a behold, they brought to him a man sick of the 2palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing 3their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, 4be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.


And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, Thisbman 5blasphemeth.


And Jesus 6knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?


For whether is 7easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?


But that ye may know that the 8Son of man hath 9power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.


And he arose, and 10departed to his house.


But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.


¶Andc as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named 11Matthew, sitting at 12the receipt of custom:d and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.


¶And it came to pass, as Jesus 13sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and 14sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.


And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?


But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be 15whole need not a physician, but they that are 16sick.


But go ye and learn what that meaneth, Ie will have mercy, and 17not sacrifice: forf I am not come to call the 18righteous, but sinners to repentance.


¶Theng came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?


And Jesus said unto them, Can the 19children of theh bridechamberi mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.


No man putteth 20a piece of 21new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is 22put in to fill it up 23taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.


Neitherj do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles 24break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.


¶While he spake these things unto them, behold,k there came a certain 25ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall 26live.


And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.


¶And,l behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came 27behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:


For she said within herself, If I may but touch 28his garment, I shall be 29whole.


But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, bem of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.


Andn when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the 30minstrels and the people making a noise,


He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is 31not dead, but sleepeth.o And they laughed him to scorn.


But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid 32arose.


And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.


¶And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou 33Son of David, have mercy on us.


And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.


Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.


And their eyes were opened; andp Jesus 34straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.


Butq they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.


¶Asr they went out, behold, they brought to him a 35dumb man possessed with a devil.


And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.


But the Pharisees said, Hes casteth out devils through the 36prince of the devils.


Andt Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing 37every sickness and every disease among the people.


¶Butu when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with 38compassion on them, because they 39fainted, and were scattered abroad, asv sheep having no shepherd.


Then saith he unto his disciples, Thew harvest truly is 40plenteous, but the labourers are few;


Prayx ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will 41send forth labourers into his harvest.