1 So He got into a boat, crossed over, a and came to His own city. 2 b Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. c When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, "Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you." 3 And at once some of the scribes said within themselves, "This Man blasphemes!" 4 But Jesus, d knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts? 5 "For which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Arise and walk'? 6 "But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins" - then He said to the paralytic, "Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house." 7 And he arose and departed to his house. 8 Now when the multitudes saw it, they e marveled 1 and glorified God, who had given such power to men.New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.