Matthew 9: I Came to call the Sinners to Repentance

I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’

I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’

9:1-8

Matthew 9:1-8

I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance

Matthew 9:1-8 - KJV
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And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.
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And, 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.
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And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.
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And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?
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For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?
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But 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.
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And he arose, and departed to his house.
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But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.

    1. When Jesus got into the boat, where did He go?
      • Matthew 9:1 - KJV
        And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.
    2. Who was brought to Jesus?
      • Matthew 9:2 - KJV
        And, 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.
    3. When Jesus saw their faith, what did He say?
      • Matthew 9:2 - KJV
        And, 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.
      1. What did some of the scribes, say within themselves?
        • Matthew 9:3 - KJV
          And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.
      2. What did Jesus know, about them?
        • Matthew 9:4 - KJV
          And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?
      3. What did He confront them about?
        • Matthew 9:4 - KJV
          And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?
      4. What analogy did He use, to confront them?
        • Matthew 9:5 - KJV
          For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?
      5. What did Jesus want them to know, that He had the power to do?
        • Matthew 9:6 - KJV
          But 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.
      6. What did He say to the paralytic?
        • Matthew 9:6 - KJV
          But 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.
      7. What did the paralytic do?
        • Matthew 9:7 - KJV
          And he arose, and departed to his house.
      8. When the multitudes saw it, who did they give glory to?
        • Matthew 9:8 - KJV
          But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.

9:9-13

Matthew 9:9-13

But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.

Matthew 9:9-13 - KJV
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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.
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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.
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And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
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But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
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But 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.

      1. As Jesus passed on from there, who did He see sitting at the tax office?
        • Matthew 9:9 - KJV
          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.
      2. What did He say to Matthew?"
        • Matthew 9:9 - KJV
          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.
      3. What did Matthew do?
        • Matthew 9:9 - KJV
          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.
      4. As Jesus sat at the table in the house, who came and sat down with Him and His disciples?
        • Matthew 9:10 - KJV
          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.
      5. When the Pharisees saw it, what did they say to His disciples?
        • Matthew 9:11 - KJV
          And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
      6. When Jesus heard that, what did He say to them?
        • Matthew 9:12 - KJV
          But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
      7. What did Jesus tell the Pharisees to go an learn?
        • Matthew 9:13 - KJV
          But 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.