Mark 2:1-13

A. The crowd gather to listen – 1 And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house. 2 And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door:and he preached the word unto them.

B. The paralysed is lowered down – 3 And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. 4 And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.

C. Jesus forgives sins -. 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.

D. scribes question – 6 But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts7 Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?

D’. Jesus perceives their question – 8 And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts? 9 Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?

C’. Jesus has authority to forgive sins – 10 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins,

B’. the paralysed rises up –  (he saith to the sick of the palsy,) 11 I say unto thee,   Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.  12 And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all;

A’. The crowd are amazed at what the see and gather to listen– insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion. 13 And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them.

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