October 16, 2009

Friday - The Sayings of Jesus

Matthew 8:18-27, 9:1-7
18) Now when Jesus saw great crowds around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side. 19) And a scribe came up and said to him, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go." 20) And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head." 21) Another of the disciples said to him, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father." 22) But Jesus said to him, "Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead." 23) And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. 24) And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. 25) And they went and woke him, saying, "Save, Lord; we are perishing." 26) And he said to them, "Why are you afraid, O men of little faith?" Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. 27) And the men marveled, saying, "What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?" 9:1) And getting into a boat he crossed over and came to his own city. 2) And behold, they brought to him a paralytic, lying on his bed; and when Jesus saw their faith he said to the paralytic, "Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven." 3) And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, "This man is blaspheming" 4) But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts? 5) For which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise and walk'? 6) But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins"—he then said to the paralytic—"Rise, take up your bed and go home." 7) And he rose and went home.

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