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The paralytic had an even bigger problem than his paralysis—and Jesus took care of that first!

BibleGateway: Luke 5:17-26

ESV Text: Luke 5:17-26

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 2:17 and ends at about 3:58

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     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, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them. 18 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. 19 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. 20 And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. 21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone? 22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts? 23 Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk? 24 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house. 25 And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God. 26 And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 327:
Out of the Deep I Call

— Organ Audio

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1. Out of the deep I call 
To Thee, O Lord, to Thee. 
Before Thy throne of grace I fall; 
Be merciful to me. 

2. Out of the deep I cry, 
The woeful deep of sin, 
Of evil done in days gone by, 
Of evil now within; 

3. Out of the deep of fear 
And dread of coming shame; 
All night till morning watch is near 
I plead the precious name. 

4. Lord, there is mercy now, 
As ever was, with Thee. 
Before Thy throne of grace I bow; 
Be merciful to me.