1 Now while the multitude[1] pressed on him and heard the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret. 2 He saw two boats standing by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing their nets. 3 He entered[2] into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, and asked him to put out a little from the land. He sat down and taught the multitudes[3] from the boat. 4 When he had finished[4] speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep,[5] and let down your nets for a catch.”

                    5 Simon answered him, “Master, we worked[6] all night, and took nothing; but at your word I will let down the net.”[7] 6 When they had done this, they caught[8] a large number[9] of fish, and their net was breaking.[10] 7 They beckoned[11] to their partners in the other boat, that they should come and help them. They came, and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. 8 But Simon Peter, when he saw it, fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for[12] I am a sinful man, Lord.”[13] 9 For he was amazed,[14] and all who were with him, at the catch of fish which they had caught;[15] 10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners[16] with Simon.

                    Jesus said to Simon, “Do not[17] be afraid. From now on you will be catching people.”[18]

                    11 When they had brought their boats to land, they left everything, and followed him. 12 While he was in one of the towns,[19] behold,[20] there was a man full of[21] leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell on his face, and begged him, saying, “Lord, if you are willing,[22] you can make me clean.”

                    13 He stretched[23] out his hand, and touched him, saying, “I will. Be clean.”[24]

                    Immediately the leprosy left[25] him. 14 He commanded[26] him to tell no one, “But go your way, and show yourself to the priest, and offer[27] for your cleansing just as[28] Moses commanded, for a testimony[29] to them.” 15 But the report concerning him spread much more, and great multitudes[30] came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.[31] 16 But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.[32]

                    17 On one of those days, he[33] was teaching; and there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by,[34] who had come out of every village of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. The power of the Lord was with him to heal.[35] 18 Behold, men brought a paralyzed man on a cot,[36] and they sought to bring him in to lay[37] before Jesus. 19 Not finding a way to bring him in because of the crowd,[38] they went up on the roof,[39] and let him down through the tiles[40] with his cot[41] into the midst of them[42] before[43] Jesus. 20 Seeing their faith, he said to him, “Man,[44] your sins are forgiven you.”

                    21 The scribes and the Pharisees began to reason,[45] saying, “Who is this[46] that[47] speaks blasphemies? Who can[48] forgive sins, but God alone?”

                    22 But Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, answered them, “Why are you reasoning so[49] in your hearts? 23 Which is easier to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you;’ or to say, ‘Arise[50] and walk?’ 24 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” (he said to the paralyzed man),[51] “I tell you, arise,[52] and take up[53] your cot,[54] and go to your house.”[55]

                    25 Immediately he rose[56] up before them, and took[57] up that which he was laying on, and departed to his house,[58] glorifying God. 26 Amazement seized them[59] all, and they glorified God.[60] They were filled with fear,[61] saying, “We have seen strange[62] things today.”

                    27 After these things he went out, and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax booth,[63] and said to him, “Follow me!”

                    28 He left everything, and rose up and followed him.[64] 29 Levi made[65] a great feast[66] for him in his house. There was a large[67] crowd of tax collectors and others who were reclining[68] with them. 30 The Pharisees and their scribes[69] murmured against[70] his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with the tax collectors and sinners?” 31 Jesus answered them, “Those who are healthy[71] have no need for a physician, but those who are sick.[72] 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

                    33 They said to him, “Why do John’s disciples often fast and pray,[73] likewise also[74] the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink?”[75]

                    34 He said to them, “Can you make the friends of the bridegroom[76] fast, while the bridegroom is with them?[77] 35 But the[78] days will come[79] when the bridegroom is taken[80] away from them. Then they will fast in those days.” 36 He also told a parable to them. “No one tears a piece[81] from a new garment on an old garment, or else[82] he will tear[83] the new, and also the piece from the new will not match the old. 37 No one puts new wine into old wine skins, or else[84] the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed. 38 But new wine must be put into fresh wine skins.[85] 39 No one after drinking old wine desires new, for he says, ‘The old is just fine.’”[86]


[1] ESV: “crowd”

[2] ESV: “Getting”

[3] LEB: “crowds”, ESV: “people”

[4] LEB: “stopped”; ESV agrees with WEB.

[5] LEB adds “water”; ESV agrees with WEB.

[6] LEB adds “hard”, ESV has “toiled”

[7] ESV: “nets”

[8] ESV: “enclosed”

[9] Replaced “great multitude” with ESV “large number” similar to LEB: “very large number”

[10] LEB: “began to tear”

[11] LEB: “signaled”

[12] LEB: “because”

[13] ESV: “O Lord”

[14] LEB: “For amazement had seized him”; ESV: “astonished”

[15] ESV: “taken”

[16] LEB adds “business”

[17] Contractions have been expanded throughout.

[18] Removed “alive” per LEB/ESV; ESV has “men”

[19] Replaced “cities” with LEB “towns.” Although ESV agrees with WEB using “cities”

[20] LEB drops “behold”

[21] LEB: “covered with”; ESV a/w/WEB

[22] Replaced “want to” with LEB: “are willing” similar to ESV “will.”

[23] LEB: “extending”; ESV a/w/WEB

[24] Replaced “I am willing. Be made clean” with ESV: “I will; be clean.” LEB similar: “I am willing; be clean.”

[25] LEB: “went away from”

[26] LEB: “ordered”; ESV: “charged”

[27] ESV: “make an offering”

[28] Replaced “according to what” with LEB: “just as”, similar to ESV “as”

[29] ESV: “proof”

[30] LEB: “crowds”

[31] LEB: “infirmities.” [ßThis is incorrect I think] ESV has “infirmities”

[32] Followed ESV, similar to LEB: “But he himself was withdrawing into the wilderness and praying.” ESV: “But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.” Emphasizes ongoing action, as opposed to WEB, “But he withdrew himself into the desert, and prayed.”

[33] ESV: adds “as”

[34] ESV: “there”

[35] Followed ESV/LEB in dropping “them”

[36] LEB: “stretcher”; ESV: “bed”

[37] LEB: “place”

[38] Replaced “multitude” with ESV/LEB: “crowd”

[39] Replaced “to the housetop” with ESV/LEB: “on the roof”

[40] LEB adds “roof”

[41] LEB: “the stretcher”; ESV “bed”

[42] Replaced “middle” with LEB: “midst of them”, ESV is similar “into the midst”

[43] LEB: “in front of”; ESV a/w/WEB

[44] LEB: “Friend”; ESV a/w/WEB.

[45] ESV: “question”

[46] LEB adds “man”; ESV a/w/WEB

[47] LEB has “who”; ESV a/w/WEB

[48] LEB: “is able”; ESV a/w/WEB

[49] LEB drops “so”; ESV has “question”

[50] LEB: “Get up”; ESV “Rise”

[51] LEB: “one who was paralyzed”

[52] LEB: “Get up”

[53] ESV: “pick up”

[54] LEB: “stretcher”; ESV: “bed”

[55] ESV: “home”

[56] LEB: “stood”

[57] LEB: “picked”

[58] ESV: “and went home”

[59] Replaced “took hold of” with ESV/LEB “seized them.”

[60] LEB: “began to glorify”; ESV a/w/WEB

[61] ESV: “awe”

[62] LEB: “wonderful”; ESV: “extraordinary”

[63] Replaced “tax office” with ESV/LEB: “tax booth”

[64] LEB: “And leaving everything behind, he got up and began to follow him.” ESV a/w/WEB

[65] LEB: “gave”

[66] LEB: “banquet”

[67] Replaced “great” with ESV/LEB: “large”

[68] LEB adds “for the meal”

[69] Replaced “Their scribes and the Pharisees” with ESV/LEB: “the Pharisees and their scribes”

[70] LEB: “began to complain to”; “grumbled at” ESV

[71] ESV: “well”

[72] Dropped “do” per ESV/LEB

[73] LEB: “make prayers”; ESV “offer prayers”

[74] ESV: “and so do”

[75] LEB: “are eating and drinking”; ESV a/w/WEB

[76] ESV: “wedding guests”

[77] LEB makes clearer that this is a rhetorical question expecting a negative answer, “You are not able to make the bridegroom’s attendants fast as long as the bridegroom is with them, are you?”

[78] LEB drops “the”; ESV a/w/WEB

[79] LEB adds “and”; ESV a/w/WEB

[80] Replaced “will be taken with ESV/LEB: “is taken”

[81] LEB: “tears a patch”; ESV: “tears a piece” – replaced “puts” with “tears”

[82] ESV: “If he does”

[83] LEB: “have torn”; ESV a/w/WEB

[84] ESV: “If he does”

[85] Removed “and both are preserved.” Per LEB/ESV.

[86] Replaced “No man having drunk old wine immediately desires new, for he says, ‘The old is better.’” With “No one after drinking old wine desires new, for he says, ‘The old is just fine.’” This combines LEB/ESV “LEB: “And no one after drinking old wine wants new, because he says, ‘The old is just fine!’” ESV: “And no one after drinking old wine desires new, for he says, ‘The old is good.’”