But that you may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, (then said he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise…
"There have been two men in the world," says St. Paul: "the fallen Adam, with his infantile and undeveloped perfections; and the Christ, with His full and complete humanity." All other men are fragments; He is the "Entire and perfect Chrysolite." "Aristotle is but the rubbish of an Adam," and Adam is but the dim outline sketch of a Jesus. And between the two there have been none. The one Man as God meant Him, the type of man, the perfect humanity, the realized ideal, the home of all the powers of manhood.
Parallel VersesKJV: But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.