Luke 5:26
And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day.
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(26) They glorified God.—Noticeable as common to all the three reports. The precise expression, We have seen strange things to-day” (literally, things beyond expectation), is peculiar to St. Luke.

5:17-26 How many are there in our assemblies, where the gospel is preached, who do not sit under the word, but sit by! It is to them as a tale that is told them, not as a message that is sent to them. Observe the duties taught and recommended to us by the history of the paralytic. In applying to Christ, we must be very pressing and urgent; that is an evidence of faith, and is very pleasing to Christ, and prevailing with him. Give us, Lord, the same kind of faith with respect to thy ability and willingness to heal our souls. Give us to desire the pardon of sin more than any earthly blessing, or life itself. Enable us to believe thy power to forgive sins; then will our souls cheerfully arise and go where thou pleasest.The tiling - See the notes at Matthew 9:1-7. 24. take up thy couch—"sweet saying! The bed had borne the man; now the man shall bear the bed!" [Bengel]. See Poole on "Luke 5:18"

And they were all amazed, and they glorified God,.... Not the Pharisees, and doctors of the law, but the common people:

and were filled with fear; of the Divine Being, whose presence and power they were sensible must be in this case:

saying, we have seen strange things today; paradoxes, things wonderful, unthought of, unexpected, and incredible by carnal reason, and what were never seen, nor known before; as that a man, who was so enfeebled by the palsy, that he was obliged to be carried on a bed by four men, yet, on a sudden, by a word speaking, rose up, and carried his bed, on his back, home.

And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day.
Luke 5:26. ἔκστασις might be taken out of Mk.’s ἐξίστασθαι.—παράδοξα. Each evangelist expresses the comments of the people in different terms. All three may be right, and not one of them may give the ipsissima verba. Lk.’s version is: We have seen unexpected things to-day. Here only in N. T.

26. were filled with fear] See on Luke 5:8.

Luke 5:26. Παράδοξα, things unexpected [strange, unlooked-for]) viz. miracles performed, sins remitted.—σήμερον) on this remarkable day.

Verse 26. - We have seen strange things to-day. The strange things (παράδοξα) alluded especially to the miracle which, as it were, solemnly authenticated the sublime claim to forgiveness of sins on the part of Jesus. Luke 5:26They were all amazed (ἔκστασις ἔλαβεν ἅπαντας)

Lit., amazement took hold on all, as Rev. On ἔκστασις, amazement, see on Mark 5:42.

Strange things (οαρα.διξα)

From παρά, contrary to, and δόξα, opinion. Something contrary to received opinion, and hence strange. Compare the English paradox. Only here in New Testament.

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