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Matej 9:1-38

Isus iscjeljuje uzetog čovjeka

(Mk 2:1-12; Lk 5:17-26)

1Tako Isus uđe u lađicu i preplovi do svojega grada. 2Ondje mu donesu uzetog čovjeka na nosilima. Kad Isus vidje njihovu vjeru, reče bolesniku: “Hrabro, sinko, oprošteni su ti grijesi!”

3A neki od pismoznanaca pomisle: “Ovaj huli!”

4Isus je prozreo što misle, pa ih upita: “Zašto mislite zlo u srcu? 5Što je lakše reći uzetom čovjeku: ‘Grijesi su ti oprošteni’ ili ‘Ustani i idi’? 6Dokazat ću vam da ja, Sin Čovječji, imam vlast na zemlji opraštati grijehe.” Okrene se zatim prema uzetome i reče: “Ustani, uzmi nosila i idi kući!” 7On ustane i ode kući. 8Kad je mnoštvo to vidjelo, zaprepaste se i počnu slaviti Boga što je ljudima dao takvu vlast.

Isus poziva Mateja

(Mk 2:13-17; Lk 5:27-32)

9Odlazeći odande, Isus ugleda čovjeka imenom Matej kako ubire porez te ga pozove: “Pođi za mnom!” Matej ustane i pođe za njim.

10Dok je Isus poslije bio u kući za stolom, došli su brojni ubirači poreza i grešnici i pridružili se njemu i njegovim učenicima. 11Pošto su to vidjeli, farizeji upitaju njegove učenike: “Zašto vaš učitelj jede s ubiračima poreza i drugim grešnicima?” 12Isus je to čuo, pa reče: “Ne treba liječnik zdravima, nego bolesnima. 13Proučite što znači: ‘Draže mi je da ste milosrdni nego da mi prinosite žrtve.’ Jer nisam došao zvati pravednike, već grešnike.”

Rasprava o postu

(Mk 2:18-22; Lk 5:33-39)

14Jednom dođu k Isusu učenici Ivana Krstitelja te ga upitaju: “Zašto tvoji učenici ne poste kao što postimo mi i farizeji?”

15Isus im odgovori: “Mogu li uzvanici na svadbenoj večeri tugovati dok je mladoženja s njima? Ali doći će dani kada će im ugrabiti mladoženju. Tada će postiti. 16Nitko ne krpa rupe na staroj odjeći zakrpom od još nesmočena platna. Zakrpa bi se skupila, razvukla tkaninu i napravila još veću rupu. 17Ne ulijeva se novo vino u stare mjehove jer bi se raspuknuli. Vino bi se prolilo, a mjehovi uništili. Novo se vino lijeva u nove mjehove. Tako se sačuva i jedno i drugo.”

Isus iscjeljuje zbog velike vjere ljudi

(Mk 5:21-43; Lk 8:40-56)

18Dok je još govorio, pristupi mu neki poglavar i padne pred njega ničice klanjajući se. “Kćerka mi je umrla”, reče. “Ali ti dođi i stavi ruku na nju, pa će oživjeti.”

19Isus pođe s učenicima njegovu domu. 20Neka žena koja je već dvanaest godina bolovala od krvarenja priđe mu otraga i dotakne skut njegova ogrtača 21jer je pomislila: “Dodirnem li samo njegovu odjeću, ozdravit ću!”

22Isus se okrene i spazi ju te joj reče: “Samo hrabro, kćeri! Tvoja te vjera iscijelila.” I žena istoga trena ozdravi.

23Kad je Isus stigao do poglavarova doma, ugleda bučno mnoštvo i svirače. 24“Odstupite! Djevojčica nije umrla, nego samo spava!” A oni ga počnu ismijavati. 25Kad ih je istjerao, Isus uđe k djevojčici i uzme ju za ruku, a ona ustane. 26Glas o tome proširio se cijelim krajem.

Isus iscjeljuje slijepce i njemaka

27Kad je Isus odande odlazio, dva slijepca pođu za njime vičući: “Smiluj nam se, sine Davidov!”

28Pođu za njim ravno u kuću u kojoj je odsjeo, a Isus ih upita: “Vjerujete li da to mogu učiniti?”

“Vjerujemo, Gospodine”, odgovore mu.

29Tada im dotakne oči i reče: “Neka vam bude prema vašoj vjeri!”

30I oči im se otvore. Isus ih strogo upozori: “Nikome o tomu ne pričajte!” 31Ali oni, kad iziđu, prošire glas o njemu po cijelome kraju.

32Tek što su oni izišli, dovedu mu nijema i opsjednuta čovjeka. 33Isus istjera zlog duha, a njemak progovori. Mnoštvo se silno čudilo. “Takvo što u Izraelu još nikada nismo vidjeli!”

34Ali farizeji su govorili: “On izgoni zle duhove pomoću poglavice zlih duhova.”

Potreba za radnicima

(Lk 10:2; Mk 6:34)

35Isus je putovao po svim gradovima i selima poučavajući u židovskim sinagogama, navješćujući Radosnu vijest o kraljevstvu te iscjeljujući ljude od svake bolesti i nemoći. 36Sažalilo mu se mnoštvo koje je dolazilo jer su ljudi bili izmučeni i zapušteni poput ovaca bez pastira. 37“Žetva je vrlo velika, a radnika je tako malo”, reče on svojim učenicima. 38“Zato molite gospodara da pošalje radnike u svoju žetvu.”

King James Version

Matthew 9:1-38

1And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. 2And, 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. 3And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. 4And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? 5For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? 6But 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. 7And he arose, and departed to his house. 8But 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. 11And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? 12But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. 13But 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? 15And 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. 16No 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. 17Neither 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. 19And 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: 21For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. 22But 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. 23And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, 24He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. 25But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. 26And 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. 28And 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. 29Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. 30And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it. 31But 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. 33And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel. 34But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils. 35And 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. 37Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; 38Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.