1And it was done, when the people came fast to Jesus, to hear the word of God, he stood beside the pool [or the water] of Gennesaret,
2and saw two boats standing beside the pool [or the water]; and the fishers were gone down, and washed their nets.
3And he went up into a boat, that was Simon’s, and prayed him to lead it a little from the land; and he sat, and taught the people out of the boat.
4And as he ceased to speak, he said to Simon, Lead out into the depth, and slack ye your nets to take fish.
5And Simon answered, and said to him, Commander, we travailed all the night, and took nothing, but in thy word I shall lay out the net.
6And when they had done this thing, they enclosed together a great multitude of fishes; and their net was broken.
7And they beckoned to fellows, that were in another boat, that they should come, and help them. And they came, and filled both the boats, so that they were almost drowned.
8And when Simon Peter saw this thing, he felled down to the knees of Jesus, and said, Lord, go from me, for I am a sinful man.
9For he was on each side astonied, and all that were with him, in the taking of fishes which they took.
10Soothly in like manner James and John, the sons of Zebedee, that were fellows of Simon Peter. And Jesus said to Simon, Do not thou dread; now from this time thou shalt take men.
11And when the boats were led up to the land, they left all things, and they pursued him.
12And it was done, when he was in one of the cities, lo! a man full of leprosy; and seeing Jesus fell down on his face, and prayed him, and said, Lord, if thou wilt, thou mayest make me clean.
13And Jesus held forth his hand, and touched him, and said, I will, be thou made clean. And anon the leprosy passed away from him.
14And Jesus commanded to him, that he should say to no man; But go, show thee to a priest, and offer for thy cleansing, as Moses bade, into witnessing to them.
15And the word walked about the more of him; and much people came together, to hear, and to be healed of their sicknesses.
16And he went into desert, and prayed.
17And it was done in one of the days, he sat, and taught; and there were Pharisees sitting, and doctors of the law, that came from [or of] each castle of Galilee, and of Judea, and of Jerusalem; and the virtue of the Lord was to heal sick men.
18And lo! men bare in a bed a man that was sick in palsy, and they sought to bear him in, and set before him.
19And they found not in what part they should bear him in, for the people, and they went upon the roof, and by the slates they let him down with the bed, into the midst, before Jesus.
20And when Jesus saw the faith of them, he said, Man, thy sins be forgiven to thee.
21And the scribes and the Pharisees began to think, saying, Who is this, that speaketh blasphemies? who may forgive sins, but God alone?
22And as Jesus knew the thoughts of them, he answered, and said to them, What think ye evil things in your hearts?
23What is lighter to say, Sins be forgiven to thee, or to say, Rise up, and walk?
24But that ye know, that man’s Son hath power in earth to forgive sins, he said to the sick man in palsy, I say to thee, rise up, take thy bed, and go into thine house.
25And anon he rose up before them, and took the bed in which he lay, and went into his house, and magnified God.
26And great wonder took all, and they magnified God; and they were full-filled with great dread, and said, For we have seen marvelous things today.
27And after these things Jesus went out, and saw a publican, Levi by name, sitting at the tollbooth. And he said to him, Pursue thou me;
28and when he had left all things, he rose up, and pursued him.
29And Levi made to him a great feast in his house; and there was a great company of publicans, and of others that were with them, sitting at the meat.
30And the Pharisees and the scribes of them grutched, and said to his disciples, Why eat ye and drink with publicans, and sinful men?
31And Jesus answered, and said to them, They that be whole have no need to a leech, but they that be sick [or they that have evil];
32for I came not to call just men, but sinful men to penance.
33And they said to him, Why the disciples of John fast oft, and make prayers, also and of the Pharisees, but thine eat and drink?
34To whom he said, Whether ye may make the sons of the spouse to fast, while the spouse is with them?
35But days shall come, when the spouse shall be taken away from them, and then they shall fast in those days.
36And he said to them also a likeness; For no man taketh a piece from a new cloth, and putteth it into an old clothing; else both he breaketh the new, and the piece of the new accordeth not to the old.
37And no man putteth new wine into old bottles [or old wine vessels]; else the new wine shall break the bottles [or wine vessels], and the wine shall be shed out, and the bottles [or wine vessels] shall perish.
38But new wine oweth to be put into new bottles [or new wine vessels], and both be kept.
39And no man drinking the old, will anon the new; for he saith, The old is the better [or The old is better].