And lo, certain of the scribes said within themselves, 'This one doth speak evil.'
Matthew 9:3 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
This man blasphemeth - Βλασφημεω comes either from βλαπτειν την φημην, to hurt or blast the reputation or credit of another, or from βαλλειν ταις φημαις, to smite with reports. Whenever it is used in reference to God, it simply signifies, to speak impiously of his nature, or attributes, or works. Injurious speaking is its proper translation when referred to man.
The scribes were the literati of that time; and their learning, because not used in dependence on God, rendered them proud, envious, and obstinate. Unsanctified knowledge has still the same effect: that light serves only to blind and lead men out of the way which is not joined with uprightness of heart. The most sacred truths often become an occasion of delusion, where men are under the government of their evil passions.
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Matthew 7:29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
Mark 2:6,7 But there was certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts...
Mark 7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
Luke 5:21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?
Luke 7:39,40 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spoke within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet...
Matthew 26:65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He has spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold...
Leviticus 24:16 And he that blasphemes the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him...
Mark 14:64 You have heard the blasphemy: what think you? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death.
John 10:33-36 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone you not; but for blasphemy; and because that you, being a man...
Acts 6:11-13 Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God...
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