New American Standard Bible
And Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven."
King James Bible
When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.
Darby Bible Translation
But Jesus, seeing their faith, says to the paralytic, Child, thy sins are forgiven thee.
World English Bible
Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven you."
Young's Literal Translation
and Jesus having seen their faith, saith to the paralytic, 'Child, thy sins have been forgiven thee.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Their faith - Their confidence or belief that he could heal them.
Son - Literally, "child." The Hebrews used the words "son" and "child" with a great latitude of signification. They were applied to children, to grandchildren, to adopted children, to any descendants, to disciples, followers, young people, and to dependents. See the notes at Matthew 1:1. In this place it denotes affection or kindness. It was a word of consolation - an endearing appellation, applied by the Saviour to the sick man to show his "compassion," to inspire confidence, and to assure him that he would heal him.
We never saw it on this fashion - Literally, "We never saw it so." We never saw anything like this.
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'And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?'--Mark ii. 19. This part of our Lord's answer to the question put by John's disciples as to the reason for the omission of the practice of fasting by His followers. The answer is very simple. It is--'My disciples do not fast because they are not sad.' And the principle which underlies the answer is a very important one. It is this: that all outward forms of religion, appointed by man, ought only …
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The Call of Matthew.
And they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralytic, "Take courage, son; your sins are forgiven."
"Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up, and walk '?
But some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts,
Then He said to her, "Your sins have been forgiven."
Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, "Behold, you have become well; do not sin anymore, so that nothing worse happens to you."
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