Mark Chapter 2
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 Christ healeth one sicke of the palsie, 14 calleth Matthew from the receit of Custome, 15 eateth with Publicanes, and sinners, 18 excuseth his disciples for not fasting, 23 and for plucking the eares of corne on the Sabbath day.
And againe hee entred into Capernaum after some dayes, and it was noysed that he was in the house.1
And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no roome to receiue them, no not so much as about the doore: and he preached the word vnto them.
And they come vnto him, bringing one sicke of the palsie, which was borne of foure.
And when they could not come nigh vnto him for preasse, they vncouered the roofe where he was: and when they had broken it vp, they let downe the bed wherin the sick of the palsie lay.
When Iesus saw their faith, hee said vnto the sicke of the palsie, Sonne, thy sinnes be forgiuen thee.
But there were certaine of the Scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,
Why doeth this man thus speake blasphemies? Who can forgiue sinnes but God onely?7
And immediatly, when Iesus perceiued in his Spirit, that they so reasoned within themselues, he said vnto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?
Whether is it easier to say to the sicke of the palsie, Thy sinnes be forgiuen thee: or to say, Arise, and take vp thy bed and walke?
But that yee may know that the Sonne of man hath power on earth to forgiue sinnes, (Hee saith to the sicke of the palsie,)
I say vnto thee, Arise, & take vp thy bed, & goe thy way into thine house.
And immediatly he arose, tooke vp the bed, and went foorth before them all, insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, Wee neuer saw it on this fashion.
And he went foorth againe by the sea side, and all the multitude resorted vnto him, and he taught them.
And as he passed by, he saw Leui the son of Alpheus sitting at the receit of Custome, and said vnto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.14
When to fast.
And it came to passe, that as Iesus sate at meate in his house, many Publicanes and sinners sate also together with Iesus and his disciples: for there were many, & they followed him.
And when the Scribes and Pharisees saw him eate with Publicanes and sinners, they said vnto his disciples, How is it that hee eateth and drinketh with Publicanes and sinners?
When Iesus heard it, he saith vnto them, They that are whole, haue no need of the Physition, but they that are sicke: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
And the disciples of Iohn, and of the Pharisees vsed to fast; and they come, and say vnto him, Why doe the disciples of Iohn, and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?18
And Iesus said vnto them, Can the children of the bride-chamber fast, while the Bridegrome is with them? As long as they haue the Bridegrome with them, they cannot fast.
But the dayes will come, when the Bridegrome shall bee taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those dayes.
No man also soweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment: else the new piece that filled it vp, taketh away from the old, & the rent is made worse.21
And no man putteth new wine into old bottles, else the new wine doeth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will bee marred: But new wine must bee put into new bottles.
And it came to passe, that he went thorow the corne fields on the Sabbath day, & his disciples began as they went, to plucke the eares of corne.23
And the Pharisees saide vnto him, Behold, why do they on the Sabbath day that which is not lawfull?
And he said vnto them, Haue ye neuer read what Dauid did, when hee had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him?
How hee went into the house of God in the dayes of Abiathar the high Priest, and did eate the Shew-bread, which is not lawfull to eate, but for the Priests, and gaue also to them which were with him?
And hee said vnto them, The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath:
Therefore the Sonne of man is Lord also of the Sabbath.
Mark Chapter 2 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 Matt. 9.1.
7 Iob 14.4. esay 43.25.
14 Matt. 9.9. , Or, at the place where the Custome are receive,
18 Matth. 9.14 luke 5.32.
21 Or, raw, or vnwrought.
23 Matt. 12.1.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania