New Living Translation
But some of the teachers of religious law said to themselves, "That's blasphemy! Does he think he's God?"
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:3 This man blasphemeth - Attributing to himself a power (that of forgiving sins) which belongs to God only.
LibraryThe Compassion of Jesus
THIS is said of Christ Jesus several times in the New Testament. The original word is a very remarkable one. It is not found in classic Greek. It is not found in the Septuagint. The fact is, it was a word coined by the evangelists themselves. They did not find one in the whole Greek language that suited their purpose, and therefore they had to make one. It is expressive of the deepest emotion; a striving of the bowels--a yearning of the innermost nature with pity. As the dictionaries tell us-- Ex …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 60: 1914
Eleventh Day for More Labourers
Dread of Ridicule.
"But those who brazenly violate the LORD's will, whether native-born Israelites or foreigners, have blasphemed the LORD, and they must be cut off from the community.
"What is he saying? This is blasphemy! Only God can forgive sins!"
"I tell you the truth, all sin and blasphemy can be forgiven,
but anyone who blasphemes the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven. This is a sin with eternal consequences."
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