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Luke 5 : 18 - 39

Chapter 5

18Then behold, men brought on a bed a man who was paralyzed, whom they sought to bring in and lay before Him.
19And when they could not find how they might bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the housetop and let him down with his bed through the tiling into the midst before Jesus.
20When He saw their faith, He said to him, "Man, your sins are forgiven you."
21And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, "Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
22But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, He answered and said to them, "Why are you reasoning in your hearts?
23Which is easier, to say, "Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, "Rise up and walk'?
24But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins"--He said to the man who was paralyzed, "I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house."
25Immediately he rose up before them, took up what he had been lying on, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.
26And they were all amazed, and they glorified God and were filled with fear, saying, "We have seen strange things today!"
27After these things He went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, "Follow Me."
28So he left all, rose up, and followed Him.
29Then Levi gave Him a great feast in his own house. And there were a great number of tax collectors and others who sat down with them.
30And their scribes and the Pharisees complained against His disciples, saying, "Why do You eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?"
31Jesus answered and said to them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.
32I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance."
33Then they said to Him, "Why do the disciples of John fast often and make prayers, and likewise those of the Pharisees, but Yours eat and drink?"
34And He said to them, "Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them?
35But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them; then they will fast in those days."
36Then He spoke a parable to them: "No one puts a piece from a new garment on an old one; otherwise the new makes a tear, and also the piece that was taken out of the new does not match the old.
37And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined.
38But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved.
39And no one, having drunk old wine, immediately desires new; for he says, "The old is better."'

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