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Jesus Calls His First Disciples
1 Now it happened that while the crowd was pressing around him and hearing the word of God, he was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret,#Another name for the Sea of Galilee 2and he saw two boats there beside the lake, but the fishermen had gotten out of them and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“had gotten out”) has been translated as a finite verb were washing their nets. 3And he got into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“got”) has been translated as a finite verb asked him to put out from the land a little. And he sat down and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“sat down”) has been translated as a finite verb began to teach#*The imperfect tense has been translated as ingressive here (“began to teach”) the crowds from the boat. 4And when he stopped speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” 5And Simon answered and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“answered”) has been translated as a finite verb said, “Master, although we#*Here “although” is supplied as a component of the participle (“worked hard”) which is understood as concessive worked hard through the whole night, we caught nothing. But at your word I will let down the nets.” 6And when they#*Here “when” is supplied as a component of the participle (“did”) which is understood as temporal did this, they caught a very large number of fish, and their nets began to tear.#*The imperfect tense has been translated as ingressive here (“began to tear”) 7And they signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“come”) has been translated as a finite verb help them, and they came and filled both the boats so that they began to sink. 8And when he#*Here “when” is supplied as a component of the participle (“saw”) which is understood as temporal saw it,#*Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation Simon Peter fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, Lord, because I am a sinful man!”#Literally “a man, a sinner” 9For amazement had seized him and all those who were with him at the catch of fish that they had caught, 10and so also were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were business partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid! From now on you will be catching people!” 11And after they#*Here “after” is supplied as a component of the participle (“brought”) which is understood as temporal brought their#Literally “the”; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun boats to the land, they left everything and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“left”) has been translated as a finite verb followed him.
A Leper Cleansed
12And it happened that while he was in one of the towns, there was#Literally “behold” a man covered with leprosy.#Literally “full of leprosy” And when he#*Here “when” is supplied as a component of the participle (“saw”) which is understood as temporal saw Jesus, he fell down on his face and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“fell down”) has been translated as a finite verb begged him, saying, “Lord, if you are willing, you are able to make me clean.” 13And extending his#Literally “the”; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun hand he touched him, saying, “I am willing; be clean.” And immediately the leprosy went away from him. 14And he ordered him, “Tell no one, but go and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“go”) has been translated as a finite verb show yourself to the priest and bring the offering#*Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation for your cleansing just as Moses commanded, for a testimony to them. 15But the report about him spread even more, and large crowds were gathering to hear him#*Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation and to be healed of their illnesses. 16But he himself was withdrawing in the wilderness and praying.
A Paralytic Healed
17And it happened that on one of the days as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there who had come#Literally “were having come” from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem, and the power of the Lord was there in order for him to heal. 18And behold, men came carrying on a stretcher a man who was paralyzed, and they were seeking to bring him in and place him#Some manuscripts Some manuscripts include the pronoun “him” after “place”#Since Greek routinely omits direct objects when they are clear from context, the pronoun is not necessary here in the Greek text, but it must be supplied in the English translation before him. 19And when they#*Here “when” is supplied as a component of the participle (“find”) which is understood as temporal did not find a way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“went up”) has been translated as a finite verb let him down through the roof tiles with the stretcher into the midst of them, in front of Jesus. 20And when he#*Here “when” is supplied as a component of the participle (“saw”) which is understood as temporal saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven you.” 21And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, “Who is this man who speaks blasphemies? Who is able to forgive sins except God alone?” 22But Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, answered and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“answered”) has been translated as a finite verb said to them, “Why are you reasoning in your hearts? 23Which is easier to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk?’ 24But in order that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,” he said to the one who was paralyzed, “I say to you, ‘Get up and pick up your stretcher and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“pick up”) has been translated as a finite verb go to your home.’ ” 25And immediately he stood up before them, picked up what he had been lying on, and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participles (“stood up” and “picked up”) have been translated as finite verbs went away to his home, glorifying God. 26And amazement seized them all, and they began to glorify#*The imperfect tense has been translated as ingressive here (“began to glorify”) God. And they were filled with fear, saying, “We have seen wonderful things today!”
Levi Called to Follow Jesus
27And after these things, he went out and saw a tax collector named#Literally “by name” Levi sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me!” 28And leaving everything behind, he got up and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“got up”) has been translated as a finite verb began to follow#*The imperfect tense has been translated as ingressive here (“began to follow”) him.
29And Levi gave a great banquet for him in his house, and there was a large crowd of tax collectors and others who were reclining for the meal with them. 30And the Pharisees and their scribes began to complain#*The imperfect tense has been translated as ingressive here (“began to complain”) to his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with the tax collectors and sinners?” 31And Jesus answered and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“answered”) has been translated as a finite verb said to them, “Those who are healthy do not have need of a physician, but those who are sick.#Literally “having badly” 32I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”
On Fasting
33And they said to him, “The disciples of John fast often and make prayers—likewise also the disciples#*The word “disciples” is not in the Greek text but is implied of the Pharisees—but yours are eating and drinking!” 34So he#*Literally “the”; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun said#Some manuscripts have “So Jesus said” to them, “You are not able to make the bridegroom’s attendants#Literally “sons of the bridal chamber” fast as long as the bridegroom is with them, are you?#*The negative construction in Greek anticipates a negative answer here, indicated in the translation by the phrase “are you” 35But days will come, and when the bridegroom is taken away from them, then they will fast in those days.” 36And he also told a parable to them: “No one tears a patch from a new garment and#*Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“tears”) has been translated as a finite verb puts it#*Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation on an old garment. Otherwise, he will have torn the new also, and the old will not match the patch that is from the new. 37And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the wineskins, and it will be spilled and the wineskins will be destroyed. 38But new wine must be put into new wineskins. 39And no one after#*Here “after” is supplied as a component of the participle (“drinking”) which is understood as temporal drinking old wine#*The word “wine” is not in the Greek text but is implied wants new, because he says, ‘The old is just fine!’ ”
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