Jesus heals a paralytic man by forgiving his sins. (Paralysis is caused by sinful behavior.) Notice that Jesus didn't just heal him,
he forgave his sins, which is something only God is supposed to be able to do.
Is Jesus God?
(9:2) "They brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed:
and Jesus ... said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee."
(9:3) "And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth."
(9:6) "That ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,)
Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house."
And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.||
And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed:
and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of
good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man
And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your
For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say,
Arise, and walk?
But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive
sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and
go unto thine house.
And he arose, and departed to his house.
But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which
had given such power unto men.||
And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew,
sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he
arose, and followed him.||
And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many
publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.||
And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth
your Master with publicans and sinners?||
But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not
a physician, but they that are sick.||
But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not
sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to
(9:13) "I will have mercy, and not sacrifice."|
Does God desire animal sacrifices?
Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the
Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?||
And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as
long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the
bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.||
No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is
put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.||
Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and
the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new
bottles, and both are preserved.||
While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped
him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy
hand upon her, and she shall live.||
(9:18) "My daughter is even now dead."|
Was Jairus' daughter alive when Jesus was approached?
And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.||
And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve
years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:||
For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be
(9:22) "Thy faith hath made thee whole." If you have enough faith,
you will never get sick. (Illness is caused by sin and lack of faith. Medical science is unnecessary.)|
What the Bible says about medical science
(9:24-25) "The maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.
But ... he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose."
Was Jesus the first to rise from the dead?
(9:27-29) Jesus heals two blind men. (Or was it their blind faith that healed them?)
(9:27) "When Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us."
(9:28) "Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord."
(9:29) "Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you."
(9:32-33) Jesus heals a "dumb man possessed by a devil."
(Those who cannot speak are possessed by a devil.)
(9:32) "As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil."
(9:33) "And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake,"
(9:34) "But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils."
An interesting hypothesis, if you believe in devils, that is.
"Jesus went about all the cities and villages ... healing every sickness and every disease."
But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of
good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole
from that hour.
And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the
people making a noise,
He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him
But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid
And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.
And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and
saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.
And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus
saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him,
Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto
And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See
that no man know it.
But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that
As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil.
And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes
marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the
And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their
synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every
sickness and every disease among the people.
But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them,
because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no
Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the
labourers are few;||
Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth
labourers into his harvest.||