New International Version
Jesus knew what they were thinking and asked, "Why are you thinking these things in your hearts?
King James Bible
But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts?
Darby Bible Translation
But Jesus, knowing their reasonings, answering said to them, Why reason ye in your hearts?
World English Bible
But Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, answered them, "Why are you reasoning so in your hearts?
Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus having known their reasonings, answering, said unto them, 'What reason ye in your hearts?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Who can forgive sins, but God alone? - If Jesus were not God, he could not forgive sins; and his arrogating this authority would have been blasphemy against God, in the most proper sense of the word. That these scribes and Pharisees might have the fullest proof of his Godhead, he works in their presence three miracles, which from their nature could only be effected by an omniscient and omnipotent Being. The miracles are:
1. The remission of the poor man's sins.
2. The discernment of the secret thoughts of the scribes.
3. The restoration of the paralytic in an instant to perfect soundness.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing; nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.--LUKE 5:5. All power is give unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: . . . and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. The kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea. Though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: necessity is laid …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
Christ the Great Physician.
Jesus, Still Lead On.
Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. A large crowd followed him, and he healed all who were ill.
The Pharisees and the teachers of the law began thinking to themselves, "Who is this fellow who speaks blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
Which is easier: to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up and walk'?
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