5. Healing the Paralytic
17 And on one of the days He was teaching, and there were Pharisees and ateachers of the law sitting there, who had come out of every bvillage of Galilee and cJudea and Jerusalem. And the dpower of the Lord 1was with Him to heal.
18 And behold, some men abrought on a bed a 1bman who was paralyzed, and they sought a way to carry him in and lay him before Him.
19 And since they could not find by what way they might carry him in because of the crowd, they went up onto the housetop and let him down with the cot through the tiles into the midst, in front of Jesus.
20 And seeing their afaith, He said, Man, your sins are bforgiven you.
21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this who speaks ablasphemies? Who can bforgive sins except God alone?
22 But Jesus, aknowing fully their reasonings, answered and said to them, Why are you reasoning in your hearts?
23 Which is easier: to say, Your sins are forgiven you, or to say, Rise and walk?
24 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on the earth to aforgive sins -- He said to the one paralyzed, To you I say, Rise and take up your cot and go to your house.
25 And he rose up at once before them and took up that upon which he was lying and went away to his house, aglorifying God.
26 And astonishment took hold of all, and they glorified God and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen extraordinary things today.