5:1 But it came to pass while the multitude pressed upon him and heard the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret,
2 and saw two ships standing by the lake; but the fishermen had gone out of them and had washed the nets.
3 And entering into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land; and sitting down in the ship he taught the multitudes.
4 But when he ceased speaking, he said to Simon: Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
5 And Simon answered and said: Master, through the whole night have we toiled and taken nothing; yet at thy word I will let down the nets.
6 And when they had done this, they enclosed a great number of fishes; and their nets began to break.
7 And they made signs to the partners in the other ship that they should come and help them; and they came, and filled both ships, so that they began to sink.
8 But Simon Peter, seeing it, fell at the knees of Jesus, saying: Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
9 For amazement had seized on him and all that were with him, at the draught of fishes that they had taken;
10 and in like manner also on James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon: Fear not: from this time thou shalt catch men.
11 And they drew the ships to land, left all and followed him.
12 And it came to pass while he was in one of the cities, behold, a man full of leprosy; and seeing Jesus, he fell on his face and besought him, saying: Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
13 And he, stretched forth his hand and touched him, saying: I will; be clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.
14 And he charged him to tell no one; but go, show thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing as Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.
15 But the more there went abroad the report concerning him; and many multitudes came together to hear, and to be cured of their infirmities.
16 But he withdrew into the deserts, and prayed.
17 And it came to pass on one of the days that he was teaching, and there were sitting Pharisees and teachers of the law, who had come out of every village of Galilee and Judea, and from Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was present that he might heal.
18 And behold, men bringing on a bed a man who was a paralytic; and they sought to bring him in and lay him before him.
19 And not finding by what way they could bring him in be cause of the multitude, they went up on the housetop, and through the tiling let him down with the bed into the midst before Jesus.
20 And seeing their faith he said: Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.
21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying: Who is this that speaks blasphemies? Who is able to forgive sins but God alone?
22 But Jesus perceiving their reasonings, answered and said to them: Why reason in your hearts?
23 Which is easier, to say: Thy sins are forgiven thee, or to say: Arise and walk?
24 But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins, he said to the paralytic: I say to thee, Rise, and take up thy bed, and go to thy house.
25 And he immediately rose up before them, took up that on which he had lain, and went away to his house glorifying God.
26 And astonishment seized on them all; and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying: We have seen strange things today.
27 And after these things he went out, and saw a publican named Levi sitting at the custom-house, and said to him: Follow me.
28 And leaving all, he arose and followed him.
29 And Levi made him a great feast in his house; and there was a great multitude of publicans and others who were reclining at table with them.
30 And the Pharisees and their scribes murmured against his disciples, saying: Why do you eat and drink with publicans and sinners?
31 And Jesus answered and said to them: They that have health have no need of a physician, but they that are sick;
32 I have not come to call righteous men, but sinners, to repentance.
33 And they said to him: The disciples of John fast often and make prayers; likewise also those of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink.
34 But Jesus said to them: Can you make the sons of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?
35 But days will come; and when the bridegroom shall have been taken away from them, then shall they fast in those days.
36 And he spoke also a parable to them: No one tears a piece from a new garment and puts it on an old garment; otherwise, both the new makes a rent, and the piece that is from the new agrees not with the old.
37 And no one puts new wine into old bottles; otherwise, the new wine bursts the bottles, and itself is spilled, and the bottles perish;
38 but new wine must be put into new bottles.
39 And no one after drinking old, desires new; for he says: The old is good.