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          DASV: Mark 2    

1 When he returned to Capernaum after a few days, it was reported
that he was at the house.
2 So many were gathered together, that there was no more room,
not even at the door, and he spoke the word to them.
3 They came, bringing to him a man sick of the palsy,
carried by four of them.
4 When they could not get near him because of the crowd,
they uncovered the roof over where he was. When they had
broken through, they let down the mat the paralyzed man
was laying on.
5 Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, "Son, your
sins are forgiven."
6 But there were certain scribes sitting there, reasoning
in their hearts,
7 "Why does this man talk like this? He is blaspheming! For
who can forgive sins except God alone?"
8 Immediately, Jesus, realizing in his spirit that they were
thinking this, said to them, "Why do you think these things
in your hearts?
9 Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are
forgiven,' or to say, 'Arise, and take up your mat and walk'?
10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority
on earth to forgive sins," he said to the paralyzed man,
11 "I say to you, arise, take your mat, and go home."
12 He stood, and immediately picked up the mat, and went
out before them all. They were all amazed, and glorified
God, saying, "We have never seen anything like this before."

13 He went out again by the seaside, and the whole crowd
came to him, and he taught them.
14 Now as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus
sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, "Follow me."
He got up and followed him.
15 It came to pass, that as he was sitting at dinner in his
house, many tax collectors and sinners sat down with Jesus and
his disciples, for there were many following him.
16 Now the scribes who were Pharisees, when they saw that he
was eating with the sinners and tax collectors, said to his
disciples, "Why does he eat and drink with tax collectors
and sinners?"
17 Then when Jesus heard it, he said to them, "They who are
healthy have no need of a doctor, but those who are sick.
I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

18 Now John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting, and
they came and said to to him, "Why do John's disciples and
the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do
not fast?"
19 Jesus said to them, "Can the wedding guests fast, while
the bridegroom is with them? As long as the bridegroom is
with them, they do not fast.
20 But the days will come, when the bridegroom will be taken
away from them, in that day, they will fast.
21 No man sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment,
otherwise the new patch will tear away from the old cloth,
and the tear is made worse.
22 No one puts new wine into old wineskins, else the wine will
burst the skins, and both the wine and the skins will be destroyed.
But they put new wine into fresh wineskins."

23 And it came to pass, as he was going through the grain
fields on the Sabbath, his disciples began, as they went along,
to pluck the ears of grain.
24 The Pharisees said to him, "Look, why do they do that
which is not lawful on the Sabbath?"
25 He replied, "Did you not ever read what David did, when
he was in need and hungry, he, and those who were with him,
26 how he entered into the house of God when Abiathar was high
priest, and ate the sacred bread, which it is not lawful to eat
except for the priests, and he gave it also to those who
were with him?"
27 Then he said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, and
not man for the Sabbath.
28 So the Son of Man is Lord, even of the Sabbath."

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