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Mark: 2
1 When after some days he returned to Capernaum, the news went round that he was at home; 2 and such a crowd collected that the space in front of the door was not big enough to hold them. And while he was proclaiming the message to them , 3 a man was brought who was paralysed. 4 Four men were carrying him, but because of the crowd they could not get him near. So they opened up the roof over the place where Jesus was, and when they had broken through they lowered the stretcher on which the paralysed man was lying. 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralysed man, 'My son, your sins are forgiven.'
6 Now there were some lawyers sitting there and they thought to themselves, 7 'Why does the fellow talk like that? This is blasphemy! Who but God alone can forgive sins?' 8 Jesus knew in his own mind that this s was what they were thinking, and said to them: 'Why do you harbour thoughts like these? 9 Is it easier to say to this paralysed man, "Your sins are forgiven", or to say, "Stand up, take your bed, and walk"? 10 But to convince you that the Son of Man has the right on earth to forgive sins' - he turned to the paralysed man - 11 'I say to you, stand up, take your bed, and go home.' 12 And he got up, took his stretcher at once, and went out in full view of them all, so that they were astounded and praised God. 'Never before', they said, 'have we seen the like.'
Matthew: 9
1 So he got into the boat and crossed over, and came to his own town.
2 And now some men brought him a paralytic lying on a bed. Seeing their faith Jesus said to the man, 'Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.' 3 At this some of the lawyers said to themselves, 'This is blasphemous talk.' 4 Jesus read their thoughts, and said, 'Why do you harbour these evil thoughts? 5 Is it easier to say, "Your sins are forgiven", or to say, "Stand up and walk"? 6 But to convince you that the Son of Man has the right on earth to forgive sins' - he now addressed the paralytic - 'stand up, take your bed, and go home.' 7 Thereupon the man got up, and went off home. 8 The people were filled with awe at the sight, and praised God for granting such authority to men.
Luke: 5
17 One day he was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting round. People had come from every village of Galilee and from Judaea and Jerusalem, and the power of God was with him to heal the sick. 18 Some men appeared carrying a paralysed man is on a bed. They tried to bring him in and set him down in front of Jesus, 19 but finding no way to do so because 19 of the crowd, they went up on to the roof and let him down through the tiling, bed and all, into the middle of the company in front of Jesus. 20 When Jesus saw their faith, he said, 'Man, your sins are forgiven you.' 21 The lawyers and the Pharisees began saying to themselves, 'Who is this fellow with his blasphemous talk? Who but God alone can forgive sins?' 22 But Jesus knew their thoughts and answered them: 'Why do you harbour thoughts like these? 23 Is it easier to say, "Your sins are forgiven you", or to say, "Stand up and walk" ? 24 But to convince you that the Son of Man has the right on earth to forgive sins'-he turned to the paralysed man-'I say to you, stand up, take your bed, and go home.' 25 And at once he rose to his feet before their eyes, took up the bed he had been lying on, and went home praising God. 26 They were all lost in amazement and praised God; filled with awe they said, 'You would never believe the things we have seen today.'

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