2:1 And entering again into Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was in a house.
2 And many came together, so that the house could no longer contain them, nor the space about the door; and he spoke the word to them.
3 And they came bringing to him a palsied man borne by four.
4 And not being able to bring him near to him on account of the multitude, they took off the roof where he was, and digging through, they let down the bed on which the palsied man lay.
5 And Jesus seeing their faith says to the palsied man: Son, thy sins are forgiven.
6 But some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts:
7 Why speaks this man thus? He blasphemes: who can forgive sins but one, God?
8 And Jesus immediately perceiving by his spirit that they thus reasoned in themselves, said to them: Why reason these things in your hearts?
9 Which is easier, to say to the palsied man: Thy sins are forgiven, or to say: Rise and take up thy bed and go?
10 But that you may know that the Son of man on earth has authority to forgive sins, he says to the palsied man:
11 I say to thee, rise, take up thy bed and go to thy house.
12 And he arose and immediately taking up his bed, he went out before all, so that they all were astonished, and glorified. God, saying: Thus never saw we.
13 And he went forth again to the sea; and all the multitude came to him, and he taught them
14 And passing by he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the customs-house, and said to him: Follow me And he rose up and followed him.
15 And it came to pass that he was reclining at table in his house, and many publicans and sinners reclined at table with Jesus and his disciples; for there were many, and there followed him,
16 also the scribes of the Pharisees. And seeing that he ate with the publicans and sinners, they said to his disciples: Why does he eat and drink with the publicans and sinners?
17 And hearing it Jesus says to them: They that are in health have no need of a physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call righteous men, but sinners.
18 And the disciples of John and the Pharisees were fasting. And they come and say to him: Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?
19 And Jesus said to them: Can the sons of the bride-chamber fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they can not fast.
20 But days will come when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in that day.
21 No one sews a piece of unfulled cloth on an old garment: otherwise, that which fills up takes from it, the new from the old, and a worse rent is made.
22 And no one puts new wine into old bottles: otherwise, the wine bursts the bottles, and the wine and bottles are lost.
23 And it came to pass that he was going on the sabbath through the fields of grain; and his disciples began to go on the way pulling the ears of grain.
24 And the Pharisees said to him: See, why are they doing on the sabbath that which is not lawful?
25 And he said to them: Did you never read what David did, when he had need and was hungry, he and those who were with him?
26 how he entered into the house of God, in the days of Abiathar the chief priest, and ate the loaves of the presence, which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave to those also that were with him?
27 And he said to them: The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
28 So then the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.