- Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town.
- Some men brought to him a paralytic, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven."
- At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, "This fellow is blaspheming!"
- Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, "Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts?
- Which is easier: to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up and walk'?