Modern Literal Version
[Mark 2]




     {Mar 2:1-12 & Mat 9:2-8 & Luk 5:17-26.}



     2:1 And he again entered into Capernaum after a few days, and it was heard that he was in a house. 2:2 And immediately many were gathered together, so-that it was no longer possible to make room, not even next to the door, and he was speaking the word to them.



     2:3 And they come, carrying to him a paralytic, lifted up by four men.2:4 And when* they were not able to draw near to him because of the crowd, they unroofed the roof where he was. And having dug out a hole in it, they lowered the pallet upon which the paralytic was laying. 2:5 Now Jesus saw their faith and says to the paralytic, Son, your sins have been forgiven to you.



     2:6 But some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, 2:7 Why is this man speaking blasphemies so? Who is able to forgive sins except one, our God?



     2:8 And immediately Jesus, having fully known in his spirit that they reason so in themselves, said to them, Why are youĎ reasoning these things in yourĎ hearts? 2:9Which is easier to say to the paralytic, Your sins have been forgiven; or to say, Arise, and lift up your pallet and walk? 2:10But in order that youĎ may know that the Son of Man has authority upon the earth to forgive sins(he says to the paralytic), 2:11I say to you, Arise and lift up your pallet and go to your house.



     2:12 And he immediately arose, and having lifted up the pallet, went out in front of them all; so-that they were all astonished and glorified God, saying, We never* saw this happen so.




     {Mar 2:13-14 & Mat 9:9 & Luk 5:27-28 At or near Capernaum.}



     2:13 And he went forth again beside the sea, and all the crowd was coming to him and he was teaching them. 2:14 And passing by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax-office, and he says to him, Follow me. And he stood up and followed him.




     {Mar 2:15-22 & Mat 9:10-17 & Luk 5:29-39 Capernaum.}



     2:15 And it happened, while* he reclined at a meal in his house, many tax collectors and sinners were also reclining together with Jesus and his disciples; for* there were many, and they followed him. 2:16 And the scribes and the Pharisees, having seen him eating with the tax collectors and sinners, were saying to his disciples, Why is it that he is eating and drinking with tax collectors and sinners?



     2:17 And when* Jesus heard it, he says to them, Those who are strong have no need of a physician, but those who are ill. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.




     2:18 And the disciples of John, and those of the Pharisees, were fasting, and they come and say to him, Why do the disciples of John and those of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?



     2:19 And Jesus said to them, Thesons of the bridal-party{companions or guests} are not able to fast at which time the bridegroom is with them, are they? Inasmuch time as they have the bridegroom with them, they are not able to fast. 2:20But the days will come, whenever the bridegroom is taken away from them and then they will be fasting in those days. 2:21And no one sews a patch of unshrunk fabric upon an old garment; otherwise its fullness shrinks and lifts the new patch away from the old one and a worse split happens.2:22And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wine will burst the wineskins, and the wine is poured out and the wineskins will be destroyed, but put new wine into new wineskins.




     {Joh 5:1-47 Jerusalem probably the Passover.}{Mar 2:23-28 & Mat 12:1-8 & Luk 6:1-5 Jerusalem to Galilee.}



     2:23 And he happened to travel on the Sabbath day through the grain-fields, and his disciples began to make*their way plucking the tops. 2:24 And the Pharisees were saying to him, Behold, why are they doing what is not legal on the Sabbath day?



     2:25 And he said to them, Have youĎ never* read what David did, when he had need and was hungry? He, and those who were with him? 2:26How he entered into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high-priest and ate the showbread, which is not legal to eat, except for the priests, and he also gave it to those who were together with him?{1Sam 21:6}2:27 And he said to them,The Sabbath came*to be because of man and not man because of the Sabbath; 2:28so-then, the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.





Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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