9:1 And he entered a ship and passed over, and came into his own city.
2 And behold, they brought to him a palsied man lying on a bed. And Jesus seeing their faith, said to the palsied man: Take courage, son, thy sins are for given.
3 And behold, some of the scribes said within themselves: This man blasphemes.
4 And Jesus perceiving their thoughts, said: Why think you evil in your hearts?
5 I For which is easier, to say: Thy sins are forgiven; or to say: Arise and walk?
6 But that you may know that the Son of man on earth has authority to forgive sins, then he says to the palsied man: Arise, take up thy bed, and go to thy house.
7 And he arose and went away to his house.
8 And the multitudes saw and were afraid, and glorified God who had given such authority to men.
9 And Jesus passing by thence saw a man, called Matthew, sitting at the customhouse, and said to him: Follow me. And he arose and followed him.
10 And it came to pass that, as he reclined at tables in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and reclined at table with Jesus and his disciples,
11 And the Pharisees seeing it said to his disciples: Why does your teacher eat with the publicans and sinners?
12 But hearing it he said: Those who are in health have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.
13 But go and learn what “I desire mercy and not sacrifice” means. For I came not to call righteous men, but sinners.
14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying: Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?
15 And Jesus said to them: Can the sons of the bride chamber mourn while the bride groom is with them? But days will come when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then will they fast.
16 No one puts a piece of unfulled cloth on an old garment; for that which fills it up takes from the garment, and a worse rent is made.
17 Neither do they put new wine into old bottles; otherwise, the bottles break, and the wine runs out, and the bottles perish; but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved together.
18 While he was speaking these things to them, behold, a ruler came in and worshipped him, saying: My daughter just now died; but come and lay thy hand on her, and she shall live.
19 And Jesus arose and followed him, and so did his disciples.
20 And behold, a woman, that had had an issue of blood for twelve years, came behind and touched the fringe of his mantle;
21 for she said within herself: If I may only touch his mantle, I shall be saved.
22 But he turned and saw her and said: Daughter, take courage; thy faith has saved thee. And the woman was saved from that hour.
23 And Jesus entered the house of the ruler and saw the pipers and the multitude making a noise, and said:
24 Withdraw, for the maid is not dead, but sleeps. And they derided him.
25 But when the multitude had been put out, he went in and took her hand, and the maid arose.
26 And the fame of this went forth into that whole land.
27 And as Jesus was passing by thence, two blind men followed him, crying out and saying: Have mercy on us, Son of David.
28 And after he had come into the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them: Believe you that I am able to do this? They said to him: Yes, Lord.
29 Then he touched their eyes, saying: According to your faith be it done to you.
30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus charged them in a threatening manner, saying: See that no one know it.
31 But they went out and published him abroad in all that land.
32 But as they were going out, behold, they brought to him a man dumb possessed with a demon.
33 And after the demon had been cast out, the dumb man spoke. And the multitudes were astonished, saying: Never did it appear thus in Israel.
34 But the Pharisees said: By the prince of the demons casts he out the demons.
35 And Jesus went about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every infirmity.
36 But seeing the multitudes he was moved with pity for them, because they were troubled and scattered as sheep that had no shepherd.
37 Then said he to his disciples: The harvest indeed is great, but the laborers few:
38 pray therefore the Lord of the harvest that he send forth laborers into his harvest.