And Jesus entered into a ship, and crossed over, and came into his own city.
2 And behold, they brought a man to him who was paralyzed, lying on a bed; and Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralyzed man; "Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you."
3 Then certain of the scribes said within themselves, "This man blasphemes."
4 But Jesus knowing their thoughts said, "Why do you have evil thoughts in your hearts?
5 For which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you;' or to say, 'Arise, and walk?'
6 But so that you may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins," (he said to the paralyzed man) "Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house."
7 And he arose, and departed to his house.
8 And when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such power to men.
9 Then as Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man named Matthew, sitting at the tax collector's office, and he said to him, "Follow me." And he arose, and followed him.
10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at a meal in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.
11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples, "Why does your Master eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
12 But when Jesus heard that, he said to them, "Those who are well do not need a physician, but those who are sick.
13 But go and learn what this means, 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."