Matthew 9:1-13, Jesus heals, forgives sins and calls Matthew.

Matthew 9:1-13, Jesus heals, forgives sins and calls Matthew.

“Everyone knows that only God” can forgive sins.

In those days, a bed was only a mat, less than half an inch thick.

Tax collectors were despised, having colluded with the Romans to collect sometimes much more than required by Roman law. Corruption was rampant.