The Gospel According to St Matthew

Chapter 9

Jesus forgives sins, heals a paralytic, and calls Matthew—Jesus eats with sinners, heals a woman who touches His garments, and raises Jairus’s daughter to life—He opens the eyes of the blind, casts out a devil, and preaches the gospel.

 And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.

 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the apalsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their bfaith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good ccheer; thy dsins be forgiven thee.

 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.

 And Jesus aknowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?

 aFor whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?

 But that ye may know that the aSon of man hath bpower on earth to cforgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.

 And he arose, and departed to his house.

 But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.

 ¶And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named aMatthew, sitting at the breceipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.

 10 ¶And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.

 11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, aWhy eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?

 12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.

 13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, aI bwill have cmercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to dcall the erighteous, but sinners to frepentance.

 14 ¶Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?

 15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, aand then shall they fast.

 16 aNo man putteth a piece of bnew cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.

 17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

 18 ¶While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain aruler, and worshipped him, saying, bMy daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy chand upon her, and she shall dlive.

 19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.

 20 ¶And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an aissue of bblood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:

 21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be awhole.

 22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee awhole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

 23 And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,

 24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they alaughed him to scorn.

 25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.

 26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.

 27 ¶And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us.

 28 And when he was come into the house, the ablind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, bBelieve ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.

 29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your afaith be it unto you.

 30 And their aeyes were bopened; and Jesus cstraitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.

 31 But they, when they were departed, aspread abroad his bfame in all that country.

 32 ¶As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a adevil.

 33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.

 34 But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.

 35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, ateaching in their synagogues, and preaching the bgospel of the kingdom, and chealing every sickness and every disease among the people.

 36 ¶But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with acompassion on them, because bthey fainted, and were scattered abroad, as csheep having no dshepherd.

 37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The aharvest truly is plenteous, but the blabourers are few;

 38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.