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1 And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. 2 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. 3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. 4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? 5 For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? 6 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. 7 And he arose, and departed to his house. 8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men. 9 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. 10 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. 11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? 12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. 13 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 repentance. 14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not? 15 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. 16 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. 17 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. 18 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. 19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples. 20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: 21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. 22 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. 23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, 24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. 25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. 26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land. 27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us. 28 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, Yea, Lord. 29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. 30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it. 31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country. 32 As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil. 33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel. 34 But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils. 35 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. 36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. 37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; 38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

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1 Sarah R = "The NIV reads verse 12, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick." Verse 13 is a quote from Hosea 6:6. Jesus is not saying here that there are some who are so "healthy" (read: righteous) that they do not need God, but rather that it is those who recognize their "sickness" (read: sinfulness) who will seek God. He is addressing a person's heart or motivation. Empty sacrifice means nothing. One must seek God wholeheartedly."
2 Sarah R = "There are other accounts of people in the Bible of raising people from the dead ... through the power of God. I actually heard a story just recently of a man whose son died last year and the pastors gathered and prayed for him and from the morgue table the son came back to life. No man is able to do that on his own power. While one could argue that Jesus used God's power to raise people from the dead as well, that argument falls flat on the fact that Jesus Himself rose from the dead. That is something that no one else can claim to have done."
3 angela h = "One more note on that.......all of the others who were raised again, also died again. Jesus did not! He is still alive!"
4 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "Like Jesus, Elijah the prophet also raised a boy from the dead. Kings 17:20-22 - Then he [Elijah] cried out to the Lord, "Lord my God, have you brought tragedy even on this widow I am staying with, by causing her son to die?" Then he stretched himself out on the boy three times and cried out to the Lord, "Lord my God, let this boy's life return to him! The Lord heard Elijah's cry, and the boy's life returned to him, and he lived."Not only did Elijah raise a boy from the dead, but another prophet, Elisha, also raised a child from the dead; 2 Kings 4:32-37 - When Elisha reached the house, there was the boy lying dead on his couch. He went in, shut the door on the two of them and prayed to the Lord. Then he got on the bed and lay on the boy, mouth to mouth, eyes to eyes, hands to hands. As he stretched himself out on him, the boy’s body grew warm. Elisha turned away and walked back and forth in the room and then got on the bed and stretched out on him once more. The boy sneezed seven times and opened his eyes.We can see from the Jewish scriptures that having the ability to raise someone from the dead did not make them a "God". Jesus' ability to restore life, while truly miraculous, doesn't warrant the worship of a man as a deity and runs contrary to the teachings of the Hebrew scriptures. This is why most of the Jews living at the time of Jesus did not worship him as a God and one of the reasons that Jews today are unable to recognize Jesus as anything more than a prophet. The Talmud, the oral compendium of Jewish knowledge records Ezra, Hillel and Rabbi Judah the Prince as having raised the dead as well."
5 Deena E = "Hi Yaakov,I love your example of the 2 great prophets Elijah and Elisha and I agree that the ability to raise people from the dead does not warrant worship of any man. But there's a great difference between Yeshua and Elijah or Elisha. That is that He--Aleph Tav--died a sinless man, though tempted, to atone for all the sin of the world. "
6 Deena E = ""According to your faith"...so be it. Jesus experienced a lot of doubters in his hometown (see Mark 6:4-5) and it was their lack of faith that hindered the miracles. "
7 Sarah R = "The Old Testament also talks about God's people as like sheep who have gone astray (see Psalms 23; Jeremiah 23:1-4; Micah 2:12-13; Ezekiel 34:11-12,23) and God as our shepherd who brings us back to the safety of the sheepfold. Jesus exemplified the compassion we see in God in the Old Testament who consistently went after His lose sheep."