5:1 And it came to pass, that as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret. 5:2 And saw two boats standing by the lake: but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing [their] nets. 5:3 And he entered into one of the boats, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the boat. 5:4 Now when he had left speaking, he said to Simon, Lanch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. 5:5 And Simon answering said to him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing; nevertheless, at thy word I will let down the net. 5:6 And when they had done this, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net broke. 5:7 And they beckoned to [their] partners, who were in the other boat, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. 5:8 When Simon Peter saw [it], he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. 5:9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: 5:10 And so [was] also James and John the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, Fear not: from henceforth thou shalt catch men. 5:11 And when they had brought their boats to land, they forsook all, and followed him. 5:12 And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold, a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus, fell on [his] face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. 5:13 And he put forth [his] hand, and touched him, saying, I will: Be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him. 5:14 And he charged him to tell no man: but go, and show thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded for a testimony to them. 5:15 But so much the more a fame of him went abroad: and great multitudes came together to hear and to be healed by him of their infirmities. 5:16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed. 5:17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, who had come out of every town of Galilee, and Judea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was [present] to heal them. 5:18 And behold, men brought in a bed a man who was taken with the palsy: and they sought [means] to bring him in, and to lay [him] before him. 5:19 And when they could not find by what [way] they might bring him in, because of the multitude, they went upon the house-top, and let him down through the tiling with [his] couch, into the midst before Jesus. 5:20 And when he saw their faith, he said to him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. 5:21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this who speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone? 5:22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering, said to them, What reason ye in your hearts? 5:23 Which is easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to say, Rise and walk? 5:24 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, He said to the sick with the palsy, I say to thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thy house. 5:25 And immediately he arose before them, and took up that on which he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God. 5:26 And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to-day. 5:27 And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said to him, Follow me. 5:28 And he left all, arose, and followed him. 5:29 And Levi made him a great feast in his own house; and there was a great company of publicans, and of others that sat down with them. 5:30 But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners? 5:31 And Jesus answering, said to them, They that are well need not a physician; but they that are sick. 5:32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. 5:33 And they said to him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise [the disciples] of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink? 5:34 And he said to them, Can ye make the children of the bride-chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? 5:35 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then they will fast in those days. 5:36 And he spoke also a parable to them: No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old: if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was [taken] out of the new, agreeth not with the old. 5:37 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles will perish. 5:38 But new wine must be put into new bottles, and both are preserved. 5:39 No man also having drank old [wine], immediately desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.