Modern Literal Version
[Matthew 9]

     9:1 And he stepped into the ship and ferried over and came into his own city.

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

     9:2 And behold, they were bringing a paralytic to him, having been put upon a cot, and Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, Child, have courage; your sins have been forgiven to you.

     9:3 And behold, some of the scribes said among themselves, This one is blaspheming.

     9:4 And Jesus, having seen their contemplations said, Why are youĎ contemplating evil in yourĎhearts?9:5 For* what is easier, to say, Your sins have been forgiven; or to say, Arise and walk? 9:6But in order that youĎ may know that the Son of Man has authority upon the earth to forgive sins(then he says to the paralytic), While* you are arising, lift up your cot and go away to your house.9:7 And having arisen, he went away to his house. 9:8 Now when* the crowds saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

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

     9:9 And passing by from there, Jesus saw a man, called* Matthew, sitting at a 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.}

     9:10 And it happened, while he was reclining at a meal in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and reclined together with Jesus and his disciples. 9:11 And when* the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples, Why is yourĎ teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?

     9:12 But Jesus having heard it, said to them, Those who are strong have no need of a physician, but those who are ill.9:13Now when* youĎ travel on, learnĎ what is meant by, 'I will to have mercy and not sacrifice.'{Hos 6:6}For* I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

     9:14 Then the disciples of John come near to him, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but your disciples do not fast?

     9:15 And Jesus said to them, Thesons of the bridal-party{companions or guests} are not able to mourn, inasmuch as the bridegroom is with them, are they? But the days will come, whenever the bridegroom is taken away from them and then they will be fasting.9:16But no one puts a patch of unshrunk fabric upon an old garment; for* its fullness shrinks and lifts away from the garment and a worse split happens. 9:17Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wineskins burst and the wine is poured out and the wineskins will be destroyed, but they put new wine into new wineskins and both are protected together.

     {Mar 5:22-43 & Mat 9:18-26 & Luk 8:41-56 Capernaum.}

     9:18While speaking these things to them, behold, one ruler came to him and was worshiping him, saying, My daughter is just now dead*, but come and lay your hand upon her and she will live. 9:19And Jesus and his disciples arose and followed him.

     9:20 And behold, a woman, having had a flow of blood for twelve years, came behind him and touched the hem of his garment; 9:21 for* she was saying to herself, 'If only I touch his garment; I will be cured.

     9:22 Now Jesus having turned, saw her, and said, Daughter, have courage; your faith has saved you. And the woman was cured from that hour.

     9:23 And when* Jesus came into the ruler's house and saw the flute-players and the crowd being in an uproar, 9:24 he says to them, DepartĎ; for* the girl is not dead, but is sleeping. And they were laughing at him. 9:25 But when* the crowd was cast out, having entered, he took-hold of her hand, and the girl arose. 9:26 And this fame went forth into that whole land.

     {Mat 9:27-34 Probably Capernaum; no parallel.}

     9:27 And Jesus passing by from there, two blind men followed him, crying out and saying, Show-mercy to us, son of David.

     9:28 Now he came into the house, the blind men came to him and Jesus says to them, YouĎ believe that I am able to do this?

     They say to him, Yes, Lord.

     9:29 Then he touched their eyes, saying, Let it happen for youĎ according to yourĎ faith.9:30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus scolded them, saying, SeeĎ that youĎ let no one know it.9:31 But they went forth and broadcasted about him in that whole land.

     9:32 Now when* they are going forth, behold, they brought a demon-possessed mute man to him.9:33 And when* the demon was cast out, the mute man spoke and the crowds marveled, saying, This was never* so seen in Israel.

     9:34 But the Pharisees were saying, He is casting out demons by the ruler of the demons.

     {Mar 6:6b-13 & Mat 9:35-10:42 & Luk 9:1-6 Third circuit of Galilee.}

     9:35 And Jesus was going around all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the good-news of the kingdom and healing all kinds of disease and all kinds of illness among the people. 9:36 But when* he saw the crowds, he had compassion concerning them, because they were fainting in spirit and were being tossed about, like sheep not having a shepherd. 9:37 Then he says to his disciples, The harvest is indeed large, but the workers are few. 9:38Therefore beseechĎfrom the Lord of the harvest, *that he should put out workers into his harvest.

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