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Mark 2

Healing and Forgiving a Paralytic

1 And having entered again into Capernaum during the day it was heard that he is home. 2 And many were gathered so as no longer to be having space for holding [any] not even at the door, and he was speaking the word to them. 3 And [some] come bearing to him [a] paralytic being carried by four. 4 And not being able to bring [him] to him because of the crowd they unroofed the roof where he was, and having dug [it] out they lower the stretcher on which the paralytic was lying sick. 5 And Jesus having seen their belief he says to the paralytic: Child, your sins are forgiven. 6 But some of the scribes were there sitting and reasoning in their hearts: What does this [one] speak in this manner? 7 [God] slanderer! Who is able to be forgiving sins except one: God? 8 And immediately Jesus having known in his spirit they are reasoning in this manner among themselves, he says to them: Why do you reason these [things] in your hearts? 9 What is easier to say to the paralytic: Your sins are forgiven, or to say: Rise and take up your stretcher and be walking? 10 But in order that you may know that the son of man has authority to be forgiving sins upon the land—he says to the paralytic: 11 To you I say, Arise, take up your stretcher and be departing to your house. 12 And he was raised and immediately having taken up the stretcher he went out in front of all so that all were amazed and were glorifying God saying that: We never saw [anything] like this!

The Call of Levi: Eating with Sinners

13 And he went out along the sea, and all the crowd was coming after him, and he was teaching them. 14 And [while] passing by he saw Levi the [son] of Alpheus sitting at the toll-house, and he says to him: Be following me. And after rising he followed him. 15 And it comes to pass he [was] reclining in his house and many tax-collectors and sinners were gathered with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many, and they were following him. 16 And the scribes from the Pharisees, having seen that he is eating with tax-collectors and sinners, were saying to his disciples, [Why] is he eating with tax-collectors and sinners? 17 And Jesus having heard [it] he says to them: The strong have no need of a physician, but [rather] those having [it] evil-ly; I did not come to call just [ones] but sinners.

The Superiority of the New

18 And the disciples of John and the Pharisees were fasting; and they come and say to him: Because of what do the disciples of John and the disciple of the Pharisees fast, but the disciples with you do not fast? 19 And Jesus says to them: Are the sons of the bridegroom able, while the bridegroom is with them, to be fasting?1 As much time they have the bridegroom with them, they are not able to be fasting. 20 But days will come when the bridegroom be taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day. 21 No one sews [a] patch from [a] piece of new cloth upon [an] old garment; but if not, the new takes the fullness of it from the old, and it becomes [a] worse tear. 22 And no one throws new wine into old skins; but if not, the new will rend the skins and the wine pour out2 and the skins perish. But [one] [throws] new wine into fresh skins.

Lord of the Sabbaths

23 And it came to pass he in the Sabbaths was passing through the cornfields, and his disciples began to be making [a] path [while] plucking off ears of corn. 24 And the Pharisees were saying to him: See [here], why do they do on the Sabbaths what is not permitted? 25 And he says to them: Have you not read what David did, when he had need, and he himself was hungry and those with him? 26 How he went into the house of God in the time of Abiathar [the] high priest and they ate the `Bread of the Setting Forth' that is not permissible to eat except [for] the priests, and also gave to those being with him? 27 And he was saying to them: The Sabbath came into being because of man, and not man because of the Sabbath, 28 so that the son of man is Lord of the Sabbath also.

1Grammar indicates "no" answer expected or expresses uncertainty

2"pour out" ℵW vg K most; omit: BD