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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaPALSY; PARALYSIS
pol'-zi, pa-ral'-i-sis (paralusis): The English word "palsy" is derived from the Old French paralesie, which in Middle English was shortened into palesie, the form in which it appears in Wycliff's version. In the 16th century it appears as "palsy," the form used in the King James Version. This, however, is seldom used at the present day, the Latinized Greek form "paralysis" being more frequently employed, both in modern literature and in colloquial English "Sick of the palsy" is the translation either of the adjective paralutikos or of the participle of the verb paraluomai. The disease is one characterized by extreme loss of the power of motion dependent on some affection either of the motor centers of the brain or of the spinal cord. It is always serious, usually intractable, and generally sudden in onset (1 Maccabees 9:55). Miraculous cures by our Lord are related in general terms, as in Matthew 4:24 Acts 8:7. Aeneas (Acts 9:33) was probably a paralytic eight years bedridden. Though the Lord addressed the paralytic let down through the roof (Matthew 9:6 Mark 2:3 Luke 5:18) as "son," it was not necessarily a proof that he was young, and though He prefaces the cure by declaring the forgiveness of sin, we need not infer that the disease was the result of an evil life, although it may have been. Bennett conjectures that the centurion's palsied servant grievously tormented was suffering from progressive paralysis with respiratory spasms (see PAIN). The substantive paralusis is only once used in the Septuagint in Ezekiel 21:10, but here it refers to the loosing of the sword, not to the disease.
Greek3885. paralutikos -- paralytic
... a paralytic. From a derivative of paraluo; as if dissolved, ie "paralytic" -- that
had (sick of) the palsy. see GREEK paraluo. (paralutikon) -- 2 Occurrences. ...
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3886. paraluo -- to loose from the side
Of the Man Sick of the Palsy to whom the Lord Said, "Thy Sins are ...
Of one that was Cured of a Palsy at his Tomb.
The Sick of the Palsy
A Teacher with Authority
The Healing of a Paralytic.
The Compassion of Jesus
Christ's Authority to Forgive
How Miracles of Healing have Been Frequently Wrought in the Place ...
Healing the Centurion's Servant.
Smith's Bible DictionaryPalsy
(contracted from paralysis). The loss of sensation or the power of motion, or both, in any part of the body. The infirmities included under this name in the New Testament were various:--
ATS Bible DictionaryPalsy
Or paralysis, strikes sometimes one side or portion of the body, and sometimes the whole; affecting the power of motion, or the power of sensation, or both. It is one of the least curable of diseases; but the Savior healed it with a word, Matthew 4:24; 12:10; Mark 2:3-12. The "withered hand," Mark 3:1, was probably an effect of the palsy. There is also a palsy of the soul, which the Great Physician can heal, and he alone.
Easton's Bible DictionaryA shorter form of "paralysis." Many persons thus afflicted were cured by our Lord (Matthew 4:24; 8:5-13; 9:2-7; Mark 2:3-11; Luke 7:2-10; John 5:5-7) and the apostles (Acts 8:7; 9:33, 34).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) Paralysis, complete or partial.
ThesaurusPalsy (12 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) Paralysis, complete or partial. 2. (vt) To affect with palsy, or as with
palsy; to deprive of action or energy; to paralyze. Int. ...PALSY; PARALYSIS. ...
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Paralysis (1 Occurrence)
Sick (117 Occurrences)
Bed (142 Occurrences)
Struck (373 Occurrences)
Bedstead (1 Occurrence)
Bedchamber (6 Occurrences)
Palsied (7 Occurrences)
Paralytic (12 Occurrences)
Home (270 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordancePalsy (12 Occurrences)
Matthew 4:24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
Matthew 8:6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
Matthew 9:2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
Matthew 9:6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
Mark 2:3 And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four.
Mark 2:4 And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.
Mark 2:5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.
Mark 2:9 Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?
Mark 2:10 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)
Luke 5:18 And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him.
Luke 5:24 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.
Acts 9:33 And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy.
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