The King James Version Bible

Luke 5:13-21

  1. And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.

  2. And he charged him to tell no man: but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

  3. But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.

  4. And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.

  5. And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.

  6. And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him.

  7. And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus.

  8. And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.

  9. And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?