5 Thu Jul 2018
After getting into a boat Jesus crossed the sea and came to his own town.
Â And just then some people were carrying a paralyzed man lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, â€œTake heart, son; your sins are forgiven.â€ Then some of the scribes said to themselves, â€œThis man is blaspheming.â€ But Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, said, â€œWhy do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, â€˜Your sins are forgiven,â€™ or to say, â€˜Stand up and walkâ€™? But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sinsâ€â€”he then said to the paralyticâ€”â€œStand up, take your bed and go to your home.â€ And he stood up and went to his home. When the crowds saw it, they were filled with awe, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to human beings.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.