Modern Literal Version
[Luke 5]

     {Mar 1:16-20 & Mat 4:18-22 & Luk 5:1-11 Sea of Galilee near Capernaum.}

     5:1 Now it happened, while* the crowd jammed against him to hear the word of God, that he was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret; 5:2 and he saw two ships standing empty beside the lake, but the fishermen, having stepped away from them, rinsed their nets. 5:3 Now he stepped onto one of the ships, which was Simon's, and asked him to set-sail a few feet from the land. And having sat down, he was teaching the crowds out of the ship. 5:4 Now as he ceased speaking, he said to Simon, Set-sail into the deep and lower* your* nets *for a catch.

     5:5 And Simon answered and said to him, Master*, we labored through the whole night and took nothing, but at your declaration I will lower the net. 5:6 And having done* this, they locked up together a large multitude of fish, and their net was being ripped; 5:7 and they signaled to their companions, those in the other ship, that they should come to help them. And they came and filled both the ships, so-then they are about to be submerged. 5:8 But having seen it, Simon Peter fell down before Jesus' knees, saying, Go away from me, because I am a man, a sinner, O Lord. 5:9For* amazement engulfed him and all those together with him, at the catch of the fish in which they took in; 5:10 and likewise also James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon.

     And Jesus said to Simon, Do not fear; from hereafter you will be catching live men.5:11 And having brought* their ships to land, they left all and followed him.

     {Mar 1:40-45 & Mat 8:2-4 & Luk 5:12-16.}

     5:12 And it happened, while* he was in one of the cities, behold, a man full of leprosy. Andafter he saw Jesus, he fell upon his face, and besought of him, saying, Lord, if you are willing, you are able to cleanse me.

     5:13 And having stretched out his hand, he touched him, and said, I am willing; be cleansed.And immediately the leprosy went away from him. 5:14 And he commanded him to speak to no one, saying, Butafter you have gone away, show yourself to the priest and offer the giftconcerning your cleansing, just-as Moses commanded, *for a testimony to them.{Lev 13:49 and 14:2-4}

     5:15 But the word concerning him was going through the land even more, and large crowds were coming together to hear and to be healed by him from their sicknesses. 5:16 But he was departing by himself in the wilderness and was praying.

     {Mar 2:1-12 & Mat 9:2-8 & Luk 5:17-26.}

     5:17 And it happened on one of those days, that he was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting, who had come out of every village of Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem, and the power of the Lord was there, *that* he might heal them.

     5:18 And behold, some men are carrying a man who was paralyzed upon a cot, and they were seeking to bring him in and to place him in his sight. 5:19 And having not found from what way, that they might bring him in because of the crowd, they went-up to the housetop and dropped him down through the tiles together with his cot, into the middle, before Jesus. 5:20 And having seen their faith, he said to him, Man, your sins have been forgiven to you.

     5:21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this one, who is speaking blasphemies? Who is able to forgive sins, except God only?

     5:22 But Jesus fully knowing their reasonings, answered and said to them, What are you*reasoning in your* hearts? 5:23What is easier, to say, Your sins have been forgiven to you; or to say, Lift yourself up and walk? 5:24But in order that you* may know that the Son of Man has authority upon the earth to forgive sins, (he said to the one who has been paralyzed), I say to you, Lift yourself up! And after you have taken up your cot, travel to your house! 5:25 And instantly he stood up in their sight, after he lifted up that upon which he was reclining, and went away to his house, glorifying God.

     5:26 And astonishment took all and they were glorifying God, and they were filled with fear, saying, We have seen glorious things today.

     {Mar 2:13-14 & Mat 9:9 & Luk 5:27-28 At or near Capernaum.}

     5:27 And after these things, he went forth and saw a tax collector, Levi by name, sitting at the tax-office and said to him, Follow me.5:28 And having left all, he stood up and followed him.

     {Mar 2:15-22 & Mat 9:10-17 & Luk 5:29-39 Capernaum.}

     5:29 And Levi made* for himself a great banquet in his house and there was a large crowd of tax collectors and others who were reclining at the meal with them. 5:30 And the Pharisees and their scribes were murmuring to his disciples, saying, Why do you* eat and drink with the tax collectors and sinners?

     5:31 And Jesus answered and said to them, Those who are healthy have no need of a physician, but those who have illness.5:32I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.

     5:33 But they said to him, Why do the disciples of John fast frequently and are making*supplications; likewise also the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink?

     5:34 But he said to them, The sons of the bridal-party {companions or guests} are not able to make*or to fast, in which the bridegroom is with them, are they?5:35But the days will come, whenever the bridegroom is taken away from them, then they will be fasting in those days.

     5:36 But he also spoke a parable to them: No one puts a patch from a new garment upon an old garment; otherwise, the new and old will split-apart and also the patch from the new will not agree together with the old. 5:37And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise, the new wine will burst the old wineskins, and it will be poured out and the wineskins will be destroyed.5:38But new wine is put into new wineskins, and both are protected together. 5:39And no one having drank old wine, immediately wishes for new; for* he says, The old is smoother.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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