Matthew 9:4
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New International Version
Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, "Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts?

New Living Translation
Jesus knew what they were thinking, so he asked them, "Why do you have such evil thoughts in your hearts?

English Standard Version
But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts?

Berean Study Bible
But Jesus knew what they were thinking and said, "Why do you harbor evil in your hearts?

Berean Literal Bible
And Jesus, having known their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts?

New American Standard Bible
And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, "Why are you thinking evil in your hearts?

King James Bible
And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But perceiving their thoughts, Jesus said, "Why are you thinking evil things in your hearts?

International Standard Version
But Jesus, knowing what they were thinking, replied, "Why do you have such evil thoughts in your hearts?

NET Bible
When Jesus saw their reaction he said, "Why do you respond with evil in your hearts?

New Heart English Bible
But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Yeshua knew their thinking, and he said to them, “Why do you think evil things in your heart?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus knew what they were thinking. He asked them, "Why are you thinking evil things?

New American Standard 1977
And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, “Why are you thinking evil in your hearts?

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Why think ye evil in your hearts?

King James 2000 Bible
And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Why think you evil in your hearts?

American King James Version
And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Why think you evil in your hearts?

American Standard Version
And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus seeing their thoughts, said: Why do you think evil in your hearts?

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus, seeing their thoughts, said, Why do ye think evil things in your hearts?

English Revised Version
And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, Why think ye evil in your hearts?

Weymouth New Testament
Knowing their thoughts Jesus said, "Why are you cherishing evil thoughts in your hearts?

World English Bible
Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts?

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus, having known their thoughts, said, 'Why think ye evil in your hearts?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:1-8 The faith of the friends of the paralytic in bringing him to Christ, was a strong faith; they firmly believed that Jesus Christ both could and would heal him. A strong faith regards no obstacles in pressing after Christ. It was a humble faith; they brought him to attend on Christ. It was an active faith. Sin may be pardoned, yet the sickness not be removed; the sickness may be removed, yet the sin not pardoned: but if we have the comfort of peace with God, with the comfort of recovery from sickness, this makes the healing a mercy indeed. This is no encouragement to sin. If thou bring thy sins to Jesus Christ, as thy malady and misery to be cured of, and delivered from, it is well; but to come with them, as thy darlings and delight, thinking still to retain them and receive him, is a gross mistake, a miserable delusion. The great intention of the blessed Jesus in the redemption he wrought, is to separate our hearts from sin. Our Lord Jesus has perfect knowledge of all that we say within ourselves. There is a great deal of evil in sinful thoughts, which is very offensive to the Lord Jesus. Christ designed to show that his great errand to the world was, to save his people from their sins. He turned from disputing with the scribes, and spake healing to the sick man. Not only he had no more need to be carried upon his bed, but he had strength to carry it. God must be glorified in all the power that is given to do good.
Study Bible
Jesus Heals a Paralytic
3On seeing this, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming!” 4But Jesus knew what they were thinking and said, “Why do you harbor evil in your hearts? 5Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk?’…
Cross References
Psalm 139:2
You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar.

Matthew 12:25
Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.

Luke 6:8
But Jesus knew their thoughts and said to the man with the withered hand, "Get up and stand among us." So he got up and stood there.

Luke 9:47
But Jesus, knowing the thoughts of their hearts, had a little child stand beside Him.

John 2:25
He did not need any testimony about man, for He knew what was in a man.
Treasury of Scripture

And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Why think you evil in your hearts?

knowing.

Matthew 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them, Every kingdom divided …

Matthew 16:7,8 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have …

Psalm 44:21 Shall not God search this out? for he knows the secrets of the heart.

Psalm 139:2 You know my sitting down and my rising up, you understand my thought afar off.

Mark 2:8 And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned …

Mark 8:16,17 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have no bread…

Mark 12:15 Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, …

Luke 5:22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said to them, …

Luke 6:8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered …

Luke 7:40 And Jesus answering said to him, Simon, I have somewhat to say to …

Luke 9:46,47 Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest…

Luke 11:17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, Every kingdom divided …

John 2:24,25 But Jesus did not commit himself to them, because he knew all men…

John 6:61,64 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he …

John 16:19,30 Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said to them, …

John 21:17 He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me? …

Hebrews 4:12,13 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any …

Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall …

Wherefore.

Ezekiel 38:10 Thus said the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same …

Acts 5:3,4,9 But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to …

Acts 8:20-22 But Peter said to him, Your money perish with you, because you have …

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