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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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)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.Matthew 9:1-7. See Poole on "Luke 5:18"
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.
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)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.
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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