New International Version
"Why does this fellow talk like that? He's blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
King James Bible
Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?
Darby Bible Translation
Why does this [man] thus speak? he blasphemes. Who is able to forgive sins except God alone?
World English Bible
"Why does this man speak blasphemies like that? Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
Young's Literal Translation
'Why doth this one thus speak evil words? who is able to forgive sins except one -- God?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? - See this explained Matthew 9:3 (note), etc.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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Thy sins be forgiven thee.--MARK 2:5. I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.--Who can forgive sins but God only? I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.--Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity.--Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity? God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.--The blood of Jesus Christ …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
Christ's Authority to Forgive
The Call and Feast of Levi
"I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.
At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, "This fellow is blaspheming!"
Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves,
Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, "Why are you thinking these things?
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