Mark 2 ©
1 Christ, followed by multitudes, 3 healeth one sick of the palsy: 13 calleth Matthew from the receipt of custom: 15 justifieth himself for eating with publicans and sinners: 18 excuseth his disciples for not fasting: 23 and vindicateth them for plucking the ears of corn on the sabbath day.
AND aagain he entered into bCapernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.
eAnd they come unto him, bringing one sick of the *palsy, which was borne of four.
And when they could not come nigh unto him for the *press, fthey uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the *palsy lay.
But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,
Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the *palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?
pAnd as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting 1at the *receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.
tAnd the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say unto him, uWhy do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?
And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the vbridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
yNo man also seweth a piece of 2new cloth on an old garment: else the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old, and the rent is made worse.
And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be zmarred: but new wine must be put into new bottles.
aAnd 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.
And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, bwhy do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?
And he said unto them, Have ye never read cwhat David did, when he had need, and was *an hungred, he, and they that were with him?
How he went into the house of God in the days of dAbiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, ewhich is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him?
Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.