And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors [teachers] of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them [the sick WU]. LK 5:17 And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy [paralyzed]: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him [Jesus WU]. LK 5:18 And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch [cot] into the midst before Jesus. LK 5:19 And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. LK 5:20
And the scribes [experts in the law WU] and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone? LK 5:21 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What [why] reason ye [so] in your hearts? LK 5:22 Whether [which] is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk? LK 5:23 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power [authority] upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy [paralyzed man],) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch [cot], and go into thine house. LK 5:24 And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God. LK 5:25 And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day. LK 5:26
And after these things he [Jesus WU] went forth, and saw a publican [tax collector], named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom [tax collection booth WU]: and he said unto him, Follow me. LK 5:27 And he left all, rose up, and followed him. LK 5:28
And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans [tax collectors] and of others that sat down with them. LK 5:29
But their scribes [the experts in the law WU] and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners? LK 5:30 And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole [healthy] need not a physician; but they that are sick [do]. LK 5:31 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. LK 5:32 REPENT And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine [continue to WU] eat and drink? LK 5:33 And he said unto them, Can ye make the children of the bridechamber [wedding guests WU] fast, while the bridegroom is with them? LK 5:34 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days. LK 5:35 And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece [patch WU] of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise [he does WU], then both the new maketh a rent [he will have torn the new WU], and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not [will not match] with the old. LK 5:36 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles [wineskins]; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. LK 5:37 But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved. LK 5:38 No man also having drunk old wine straightway [immediately] desireth new: for he saith, The old is better. LK 5:39
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