Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?"
15 And Jesus said to them, "Can the friends of the bridegroom mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then will they fast.
16 No man puts a piece of new cloth on an old garment, for the patch that is put on will pull away from the garment, and the tear will be made worse.
17 Neither do men 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."1
18 While he spoke these things to them, behold, a certain ruler came, and worshipped him, saying, "My daughter has just now died, but come and lay your hands on her and she will live."
19 So Jesus arose and followed him, and so did his disciples.
20 And behold, a woman, who had been diseased with an issue of blood for twelve years came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment.
21 For she said within herself, "If I could only touch his garment, I will be made well."
22 But Jesus turned around, and when he saw her, he said, "Daughter, be of good comfort; your faith has made you well." And the woman was made well from that hour.
23 Now when Jesus came into the ruler's house and saw the flute-players and the people making noise,
24 He said to them, "Go away, for the girl is not dead, but sleeps." And they laughed at him scornfully.
25 But when the people were put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose.
26 And the fame of this went abroad into all that land.
27 Now when Jesus left there, two blind men followed him, crying and saying, "Son of David, have mercy on us."
28 And when he had gone into the house, the blind men came to him, and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" And they said to him, "Yes, Lord."
29 Then he touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith it is done to you."
30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus sternly charged them, saying, "See that no man knows it."
31 But when they departed, they spread his fame abroad in all that country.
32 As they went out, behold, they brought a dumb man possessed with a demon to him.
33 And when the demon was cast out, the dumb man spoke; and the multitudes marveled, saying, "Never has anything like this been seen in Israel."
34 But the Pharisees said, "He casts out demons through the prince of the demons."
35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
36 And when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary, and scattered like sheep having no shepherd.
37 Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is truly plenteous, but the laborers are few.
38 Pray therefore to the Lord of the harvest, that he will send2 forth laborers into his harvest." [Notice, the Lord is supposed to send his ministers and evangelists, after they have been taught and perfected, after they have been restored, after they have been authorized.]