“Whether is easier to say, Thy sinnes be forgiuen thee: or to say, Rise vp and walke?”
King James Version (KJV)
20. And when he saw their faith, hee said vnto him, Man, thy sinnes are forgiuen thee. 21. And the Scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgiue sinnes, but God alone? 22. But when Iesus perceiued their thoughts, he answering, saide vnto them, What reason ye in your hearts? 23. Whether is easier to say, Thy sinnes be forgiuen thee: or to say, Rise vp and walke? 24. But that ye may know that the Sonne of man hath power vpon earth to forgiue sinnes (he said vnto the sicke of the palsie,) I say vnto thee, Arise, and take vp thy couch, and go into thine house. 25. And immediatly he rose vp before them, and tooke vp that whereon hee lay, and departed to his owne house, glorifying God. 26. And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with feare, saying, Wee haue seene strange things to day.