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Feb 22 5.10 Some days later, he returned home to Capernaum. Pharisees and scholars from every village in Galilee through Judea and Jerusalem sat that no room remained, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them and the Lords power was present with him to heal. Four men carried a paralytic to him, but were unable to penetrate the crowd. They removed some roof covering, made an opening and lowered the stretcher before Jesus. Seeing their faith, he said, “Cheer up, son, your sins are forgiven.”1

Certain scribes and Pharisees were thinking within themselves, “Why does he talk like this? He blasphemes! Who, but God, can forgive2 sins!”