1 Now it happened that he was standing one day by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the crowd pressing round him listening to the word of God,
Mark 1:16-20 Matt 4:18-22 Matt 14:34 Josh 12:3 Num 34:11 Deut 3:17 Luke 12:1
2 when he caught sight of two boats at the water's edge. The fishermen had got out of them and were washing their nets.
Mark 1:19 Matt 4:21
3 He got into one of the boats -- it was Simon's -- and asked him to put out a little from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat.
John 1:41-42 Mark 4:1-2 Matt 4:18 Matt 13:1-2 John 8:2
4 When he had finished speaking he said to Simon, 'Put out into deep water and pay out your nets for a catch.'
John 21:6 Matt 17:27
5 Simon replied, 'Master, we worked hard all night long and caught nothing, but if you say so, I will pay out the nets.'
John 15:14 Ezek 37:4-7 Ezek 37:11-12 John 2:5 Luke 8:24 Ps 127:1-2 John 21:3
6 And when they had done this they netted such a huge number of fish that their nets began to tear,
1Cor 15:58 2Kgs 4:3-7 Acts 2:41 Acts 4:4 Eccl 11:6 Gal 6:9 John 21:6-11
7 so they signalled to their companions in the other boat to come and help them; when these came, they filled both boats to sinking point.
Gal 6:2 Phil 4:3 Acts 11:25 Exod 23:5 Rom 16:2-4 Prov 18:24
8 When Simon Peter saw this he fell at the knees of Jesus saying, 'Leave me, Lord; I am a sinful man.'
Isa 6:5 Rev 1:17 1Kgs 17:18 1Sam 6:20 2Sam 6:9 Acts 10:25-26 Dan 10:16-17
9 For he and all his companions were completely awestruck at the catch they had made;
Luke 4:32 Luke 4:36 Mark 9:6 Ps 8:6 Ps 8:8
10 so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were Simon's partners. But Jesus said to Simon, 'Do not be afraid; from now on it is people you will be catching.'
Matt 4:19 Matt 13:47 Ezek 47:9-10 Mark 1:17 2Cor 8:23 Acts 2:4 Luke 5:7
11 Then, bringing their boats back to land they left everything and followed him.
Matt 4:20 Luke 5:28 Matt 19:27 Luke 18:28-30 Mark 1:18-25 Mark 10:21 Mark 10:29-30
12 Now it happened that Jesus was in one of the towns when suddenly a man appeared, covered with a skin-disease. Seeing Jesus he fell on his face and implored him saying, 'Sir, if you are willing you can cleanse me.'
Luke 17:16 Luke 17:12-13 Matt 8:2-4 Ps 50:15 Heb 7:25 Mark 1:40-45 1Chr 21:16
13 He stretched out his hand, and touched him saying, 'I am willing. Be cleansed.' At once the skin-disease left him.
2Kgs 5:14 Ezek 36:29 Hos 14:4 John 4:50-53 Matt 9:29-30 2Kgs 5:10 Ezek 36:25-27
14 He ordered him to tell no one, 'But go and show yourself to the priest and make the offering for your cleansing just as Moses prescribed, as evidence to them.'
Lev 14:2-32 Luke 9:5 Luke 17:14 Mark 6:11 Matt 8:4 Matt 9:30 Matt 12:16
15 But the news of him kept spreading, and large crowds would gather to hear him and to have their illnesses cured,
Matt 15:30-31 Luke 12:1 Mark 1:45-2 Matt 4:23-25 Matt 9:26 Mark 1:28 John 6:2
16 but he would go off to some deserted place and pray.
Matt 14:23 Luke 6:12 Mark 1:35-36 Mark 6:46 John 6:15
17 Now it happened that he was teaching one day, and Pharisees and teachers of the Law, who had come from every village in Galilee, from Judaea and from Jerusalem, were sitting there. And the power of the Lord was there so that he should heal.
Luke 6:19 Luke 8:46 Matt 11:5 Matt 15:1 Acts 4:30 Acts 19:11 John 3:21
18 And now some men appeared, bringing on a bed a paralysed man whom they were trying to bring in and lay down in front of him.
Mark 2:3-12 Matt 9:2-8 Acts 9:33 John 5:5-6
19 But as they could find no way of getting the man through the crowd, they went up onto the top of the house and lowered him and his stretcher down through the tiles into the middle of the gathering, in front of Jesus.
Mark 2:4 Deut 22:8 Matt 10:27 2Sam 11:2 Jer 19:13 Matt 24:17
20 Seeing their faith he said, 'My friend, your sins are forgiven you.'
Acts 14:9 John 5:14 Luke 7:48 Matt 9:2 2Cor 2:10 Acts 11:23 Col 3:13
21 The scribes and the Pharisees began to think this over. 'Who is this man, talking blasphemy? Who but God alone can forgive sins?'
Isa 43:25 Acts 6:11-13 John 10:33 Luke 7:49 Mark 2:6-7 Matt 26:65 Ps 32:5
22 But Jesus, aware of their thoughts, made them this reply, 'What are these thoughts you have in your hearts?
Luke 24:38 Acts 5:3 Heb 4:12 Isa 66:18 Mark 8:17 Matt 9:4 Matt 12:25
23 Which of these is easier: to say, "Your sins are forgiven you," or to say, "Get up and walk"?
Mark 2:9 Matt 9:5
24 But to prove to you that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins,' -- he said to the paralysed man-'I order you: get up, and pick up your stretcher and go home.'
Isa 53:11 Acts 3:6-8 Acts 5:31 Acts 9:34 Acts 9:40 Acts 14:10 Dan 7:13
25 And immediately before their very eyes he got up, picked up what he had been lying on and went home praising God.
Gen 1:3 John 9:24 Luke 5:13 Luke 13:13 Luke 17:15-18 Luke 18:43 Ps 33:9
26 They were all astounded and praised God and were filled with awe, saying, 'We have seen strange things today.'
Matt 9:8 Luke 7:16 Acts 4:21 Acts 5:11-13 Gal 1:24 Hos 3:5 Jer 33:9
27 When he went out after this, he noticed a tax collector, Levi by name, sitting at the tax office, and said to him, 'Follow me.'
Mark 2:13-22 John 1:43 John 12:26 John 21:19-22 Luke 18:22 Mark 3:18 Matt 4:19-21
28 And leaving everything Levi got up and followed him.
Luke 5:11 1Kgs 19:19-21 Luke 9:59-62 Matt 19:22-27
29 In his honour Levi held a great reception in his house, and with them at table was a large gathering of tax collectors and others.
Luke 15:1 1Cor 5:9-11 1Cor 10:27 John 12:2 Mark 2:15 Matt 9:10
30 The Pharisees and their scribes complained to his disciples and said, 'Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?'
Acts 23:9 Isa 65:5 Luke 5:17 Luke 5:21 Luke 7:29-30 Luke 7:34 Luke 7:39
31 Jesus said to them in reply, 'It is not those that are well who need the doctor, but the sick.
Mark 2:17 Matt 9:12-13 Jer 8:22
32 I have come to call not the upright but sinners to repentance.'
1Tim 1:15-16 Acts 3:19 Luke 15:7 Luke 15:10 1Cor 6:9-11 2Pet 3:9 2Tim 2:25-26
33 They then said to him, 'John's disciples are always fasting and saying prayers, and the disciples of the Pharisees, too, but yours go on eating and drinking.'
Luke 11:1 Luke 18:12 Mark 2:18-22 Matt 9:14-17 Acts 9:11 Isa 1:15 Isa 58:3-6
34 Jesus replied, 'Surely you cannot make the bridegroom's attendants fast while the bridegroom is still with them?
John 3:29 2Cor 11:2 Eph 5:25-27 Isa 54:5 Isa 62:5 Judg 14:10-11 Matt 22:2
35 But the time will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them; then, in those days, they will fast.'
Luke 17:22 1Cor 7:5 2Cor 11:27 Acts 1:9 Acts 3:21 Acts 13:2-3 Acts 14:23
36 He also told them a parable, 'No one tears a piece from a new cloak to put it on an old cloak; otherwise, not only will the new one be torn, but the piece taken from the new will not match the old.
2Cor 6:16 Lev 19:19 Mark 2:21-22 Matt 9:16-17 Deut 22:11
37 'And nobody puts new wine in old wineskins; otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins and run to waste, and the skins will be ruined.
Josh 9:4 Josh 9:13 Ps 119:83
38 No; new wine must be put in fresh skins.
Heb 8:8-13 1Tim 4:8 2Cor 5:17 Col 2:19-23 Ezek 36:26 Gal 2:4 Gal 2:12-14
39 And nobody who has been drinking old wine wants new. "The old is good," he says.'
Jer 6:16 Heb 11:1-2 Heb 11:39 Mark 7:7-13 Rom 4:11-12