c. To Forgive Sins
1 And stepping into a boat, He crossed over and came to His 1aown city.
2 aAnd behold, they brought to Him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And Jesus, 1seeing their bfaith, said to the paralytic, Take ccourage, child; your 2sins are dforgiven.
3 And behold, some of the 1scribes said within themselves, This man 2ablasphemes.
4 And Jesus, 1aknowing their 2thoughts, said, Why are you bthinking evil things in your hearts?
5 For which is 1easier, to say, Your sins are forgiven, or to say, 2Rise and walk?
6 But that you may know that the aSon of Man has 1authority on earth to bforgive sins -- then He said to the paralytic, Rise, 2ctake up your bed and 3go to your house.
7 And he 1rose and went away to his house.
8 And when the crowds saw this, they afeared and bglorified God, who had given such authority to men.