Mark 2:4
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New International Version
Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on.

New Living Translation
They couldn't bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, so they dug a hole through the roof above his head. Then they lowered the man on his mat, right down in front of Jesus.

English Standard Version
And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him, and when they had made an opening, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay.

Berean Study Bible
Since they were unable to get to Jesus through the crowd, they uncovered the roof above Him, made an opening, and lowered the paralytic on his mat.

Berean Literal Bible
And not being able to come near to Him on account of the crowd, they removed the roof where He was, and having broken it up, they let down the pallet on which the paralytic was lying.

New American Standard Bible
Being unable to get to Him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above Him; and when they had dug an opening, they let down the pallet on which the paralytic was lying.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Since they were not able to bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they removed the roof above where He was. And when they had broken through, they lowered the mat on which the paralytic was lying.

International Standard Version
Since they couldn't bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof over the place where he was. They dug through it and let down the mat on which the paralyzed man was lying.

NET Bible
When they were not able to bring him in because of the crowd, they removed the roof above Jesus. Then, after tearing it out, they lowered the stretcher the paralytic was lying on.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because they were not able to be brought near him due to the crowds, they went up to the roof and removed the roof tiles of the place where Yeshua was. They let down the litter in which the paralytic lay.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Since they could not bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof over the place where Jesus was. Then they lowered the cot on which the paralyzed man was lying.

New American Standard 1977
And being unable to get to Him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above Him; and when they had dug an opening, they let down the pallet on which the paralytic was lying.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when they could not come near unto him for the crowd, they uncovered the roof of the house where he was; and when they had broken it open, they let down the bed in which the paralytic lay.

King James 2000 Bible
And when they could not come near unto him for the crowd, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay.

American King James Version
And when they could not come near to 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.

American Standard Version
And when they could not come nigh unto him for the crowd, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed whereon the sick of the palsy lay.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they could not offer him unto him for the multitude, they uncovered the roof where he was; and opening it, they let down the bed wherein the man sick of the palsy lay.

Darby Bible Translation
and, not being able to get near to him on account of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where he was, and having dug [it] up they let down the couch on which the paralytic lay.

English Revised Version
And when they could not come nigh unto him for the crowd, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed whereon the sick of the palsy lay.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when they could not come nigh to him by reason of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed on which the sick with the palsy lay.

Weymouth New Testament
Finding themselves unable, however, to bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they untiled the roof just over His head, and after clearing an opening they lowered the mat on which the paralytic was lying.

World English Bible
When they could not come near to him for the crowd, they removed the roof where he was. When they had broken it up, they let down the mat that the paralytic was lying on.

Young's Literal Translation
and not being able to come near to him because of the multitude, they uncovered the roof where he was, and, having broken it up, they let down the couch on which the paralytic was lying,
Study Bible
Jesus Heals a Paralytic
3Then a paralytic was brought to Him, carried by four men. 4Since they were unable to get to Jesus through the crowd, they uncovered the roof above Him, made an opening, and lowered the paralytic on his mat. 5When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”…
Word Study

And, even, also, namely.

Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

(a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

From pros and phero; to bear towards, i.e. Lead to, tender, treat.

He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

on account of
dia (Prep)
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

From a derivative of echo; a throng; by implication, the rabble; by extension, a class of people; figuratively, a riot.

To unroof, take the roof off. From apo and a derivative of stege; to unroof.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

A flat roof of a house. Strengthened from a primary tegos; a roof.

Where, whither, in what place. From hos and pou; what(-ever) where, i.e. At whichever spot.

I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

And, even, also, namely.

having broken [it] up,
exoryxantes (V-APA-NMP)
(a) I dig out, hence: I open up, (b) I gouge. From ek and orusso; to dig out, i.e. to extract, remove.

they let down
chalōsi (V-PIA-3P)
To let down, lower, slacken, loosen. From the base of chasma; to lower.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

A bed, mattress, mat of a poor man. Probably of foreign origin; a mattress.

on which
hopou (Adv)
Where, whither, in what place. From hos and pou; what(-ever) where, i.e. At whichever spot.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Afflicted with paralysis. From a derivative of paraluo; as if dissolved, i.e. "paralytic".

From kata and keimai; to lie down, i.e. be sick; specially, to recline at a meal.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Cross References
Matthew 4:24
News about Him spread all over Syria, and people brought to Him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering acute pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed--and He healed them.

Luke 5:19
but they could not find a way through the crowd. So they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus.
Treasury of Scripture

And when they could not come near to 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.

they uncovered.

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