Mark 2:7
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New International Version
"Why does this fellow talk like that? He's blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?"

King James Bible
Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?

Darby Bible Translation
Why does this [man] thus speak? he blasphemes. Who is able to forgive sins except God alone?

World English Bible
"Why does this man speak blasphemies like that? Who can forgive sins but God alone?"

Young's Literal Translation
'Why doth this one thus speak evil words? who is able to forgive sins except one -- God?'

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? - See this explained Matthew 9:3 (note), etc.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

speak.

Mark 14:64 You have heard the blasphemy: what think you? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death.

Matthew 9:3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemes.

Matthew 26:65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He has spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold...

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...

who.

Job 14:4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

Psalm 130:4 But there is forgiveness with you, that you may be feared.

Isaiah 43:25 I, even I, am he that blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and will not remember your sins.

Daniel 9:9 To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;

Micah 7:18 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage?...

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 7:49 And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgives sins also?

John 20:20-23 And when he had so said, he showed to them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the LORD...

Library
December 28 Morning
Thy sins be forgiven thee.--MARK 2:5. I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.--Who can forgive sins but God only? I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.--Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity.--Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity? God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.--The blood of Jesus Christ
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Christ's Authority to Forgive
'And again He entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that He was in the house. 2. And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door; and He preached the word unto them. 3. And they come unto Him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. 4. And when they could not come nigh unto Him for the press, they uncovered the roof where He was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Call and Feast of Levi
"And He went forth again by the seaside; and all the multitude resorted unto Him, and He taught them. And as He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the place of toll, and He saith unto him, Follow Me. And he arose and followed Him. And it came to pass, that He was sitting at meat in his house, and many publicans and sinners sat down with Jesus and His disciples: for there were many, and they followed Him. And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that He was eating with the
G. A. Chadwick—The Gospel of St. Mark

The Sabbath
"And it came to pass, that He was going on the sabbath day through the cornfields; and His disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn. And the Pharisees said unto Him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful? And He said unto them, Did ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungered, he, and they that were with him? How he entered into the house of God when Abiathar was high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which it is not lawful to eat
G. A. Chadwick—The Gospel of St. Mark

Cross References
Isaiah 43:25
"I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.

Matthew 9:3
At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, "This fellow is blaspheming!"

Mark 2:6
Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves,

Mark 2:8
Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, "Why are you thinking these things?

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