Matthew 9 ©
Christ cureth a man; calleth Matthew; justifieth himself for eating with publicans and sinners, and his disciples for not fasting; is entreated by a ruler to go and heal his daughter; healeth by the way a woman with an issue of blood; raiseth to life the ruler's daughter; giveth sight to two blind men; healeth a dumb man possessed of a devil; hath compassion on the multitudes, and teacheth his disciples to pray that God would send forth labourers into his vineyard.
dAnd, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the *palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus eseeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, fbe of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
For *whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?
And he arose, and departed to his house.
But go ye and learn what that meaneth, rI will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, sbut sinners to repentance.
And Jesus said unto them, Can uthe children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom vshall be taken from them, and then shall they wfast.
¶zWhile he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and aworshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: bbut come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.
¶And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an dissue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and etouched the hem of his garment:
For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
sBut they, when they were departed, spread *abroad his fame in all that country.