New International Version
At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, "This fellow is blaspheming!"
King James Bible
And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.
Darby Bible Translation
And behold, certain of the scribes said to themselves, This [man] blasphemes.
World English Bible
Behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, "This man blasphemes."
Young's Literal Translation
And lo, certain of the scribes said within themselves, 'This one doth speak evil.'
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CommentaryClarke'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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryJune 26. "When He Saw the Multitudes He was Moved" (Matt. Ix. 36).
"When He saw the multitudes He was moved" (Matt. ix. 36). He is able to be "touched with the feeling of our infirmities." The word "touched" expresses a great deal. It means that our troubles are His troubles, and that in all our afflictions He is afflicted. It is not a sympathy of sentiment, but a sympathy of suffering. There is much help in this for the tired heart. It is the foundation of His Priesthood, and God meant that it should be to us a source of unceasing consolation. Let us realize, more …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Soul-Healing First: Body-Healing Second
The Physician's Calling (Preached at Whitehall for St. George's Hospital. )
Of the Words Themselves in General.
"'But anyone who sins defiantly, whether native-born or foreigner, blasphemes the LORD and must be cut off from the people of Israel.
"Why does this fellow talk like that? He's blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter,
but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin."
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