Mark 2:6
New International Version
Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves,

New Living Translation
But some of the teachers of religious law who were sitting there thought to themselves,

English Standard Version
Now some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts,

Berean Study Bible
But some of the scribes were sitting there and thinking in their hearts,

Berean Literal Bible
And some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts,

New American Standard Bible
But some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts,

New King James Version
And some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts,

King James Bible
But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,

Christian Standard Bible
But some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts:

Contemporary English Version
Some of the teachers of the Law of Moses were sitting there. They started wondering,

Good News Translation
Some teachers of the Law who were sitting there thought to themselves,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But some of the scribes were sitting there, thinking to themselves:"

International Standard Version
Now some scribes were sitting there, arguing among themselves,

NET Bible
Now some of the experts in the law were sitting there, turning these things over in their minds:

New Heart English Bible
But there were some of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But some Scribes and Pharisees sitting there thought in their hearts,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Some scribes were sitting there. They thought,

New American Standard 1977
But there were some of the scribes sitting there and reasoning in their hearts,

Jubilee Bible 2000
But there were certain of the scribes sitting there and thinking in their hearts,

King James 2000 Bible
But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,

American King James Version
But there was certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,

American Standard Version
But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there were some of the scribes sitting there, and thinking in their hearts:

Darby Bible Translation
But certain of the scribes were there sitting, and reasoning in their hearts,

English Revised Version
But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,

Webster's Bible Translation
But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,

Weymouth New Testament
Now there were some of the Scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts.

World English Bible
But there were some of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,

Young's Literal Translation
And there were certain of the scribes there sitting, and reasoning in their hearts,
Study Bible
Jesus Heals a Paralytic
5When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” 6But some of the scribes were sitting there and contemplating in their hearts, 7“Why does this man speak like this? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”…
Cross References
Mark 2:5
When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven."

Mark 2:7
"Why does this man speak like this? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?"

Treasury of Scripture

But there was certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,

and reasoning.

Mark 8:17
And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened?

Matthew 16:7,8
And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread…

Luke 5:21,22
And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone? …







Lexicon
But
δέ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

some
τινες (tines)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

of the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

scribes
γραμματέων (grammateōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1122: From gramma. A writer, i.e. scribe or secretary.

were
Ἦσαν (Ēsan)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

sitting
καθήμενοι (kathēmenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2521: To sit, be seated, enthroned; I dwell, reside. From kata; and hemai; to sit down; figuratively, to remain, reside.

there
ἐκεῖ (ekei)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 1563: (a) there, yonder, in that place, (b) thither, there. Of uncertain affinity; there; by extension, thither.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

contemplating
διαλογιζόμενοι (dialogizomenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1260: To reason (with), debate (with), consider. From dia and logizomai; to reckon thoroughly, i.e. to deliberate.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

their
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

hearts,
καρδίαις (kardiais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 2588: Prolonged from a primary kar; the heart, i.e. the thoughts or feelings; also the middle.
(6) Certain of the scribes.--These are described by St. Luke (Luke 5:17) as "having come from every village of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem."

Verses 6, 7. - The words, Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? in accordance with the altered reading (βλασφημεῖ for βλασφημίας), should stand thus: Why doth this man thus speak? he blasphemeth. It is evident that the scribes, who were secretly amongst themselves finding fault with our Lord's words, understood that, by the use of these words, our Lord was assuming to himself a Divine attribute. And if he had been a mere man; if he had not really been, as he assumed to be, Divine, the only begotten Son of the Father, - then no doubt they would have been right in supposing that he blasphemed. But their error was that they could not perceive in him the glory of the only begotten Son. The light was shining in the darkness, and the darkness apprehended it not. 2:1-12 It was this man's misery that he needed to be so carried, and shows the suffering state of human life; it was kind of those who so carried him, and teaches the compassion that should be in men, toward their fellow-creatures in distress. True faith and strong faith may work in various ways; but it shall be accepted and approved by Jesus Christ. Sin is the cause of all our pains and sicknesses. The way to remove the effect, is to take away the cause. Pardon of sin strikes at the root of all diseases. Christ proved his power to forgive sin, by showing his power to cure the man sick of the palsy. And his curing diseases was a figure of his pardoning sin, for sin is the disease of the soul; when it is pardoned, it is healed. When we see what Christ does in healing souls, we must own that we never saw the like. Most men think themselves whole; they feel no need of a physician, therefore despise or neglect Christ and his gospel. But the convinced, humbled sinner, who despairs of all help, excepting from the Saviour, will show his faith by applying to him without delay.
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