Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“Why does this man speak that way? He is blaspheming; who can forgive sins but God alone?”

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

“Why does He speak like this? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

International Standard Version

"Why does this man talk this way? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?"

A Conservative Version

Why does this man speak blasphemies this way. Who can forgive sins but one, God?

American Standard Version

Why doth this man thus speak? he blasphemeth: who can forgive sins but one, even God?

Amplified

“Why does this man talk that way? He is blaspheming; who can forgive sins [remove guilt, nullify sin’s penalty, and assign righteousness] except God alone?”

An Understandable Version

"Why does this man talk this way? He is speaking against God. Who can forgive sins except one, that is, God?"

Anderson New Testament

Why does this man thus speak impiously? Who can forgive sins but God only?

Bible in Basic English

Why does this man say such things? he has no respect for God: from whom does forgiveness come but from God only?

Common New Testament

"Why does this man speak like this? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?"

Daniel Mace New Testament

why doth this man speak such blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God?

Darby Translation

Why does this man thus speak? he blasphemes. Who is able to forgive sins except God alone?

Godbey New Testament

Why does He speak blasphemies? Who is able to forgive sins, except the one God?

Goodspeed New Testament

"Why does this man talk so? This is blasphemy. Who can forgive sins but God alone?"

John Wesley New Testament

Who can forgive sins, but God only?

Julia Smith Translation

Why does this thus speak blasphemies? who can remit sins but the one God

King James 2000

Why does this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Why does this man speak like this? He is blaspheming! Who is able to forgive sins except God alone?"

Modern King James verseion

Why does this one speak such blasphemies? Who can forgive sins except God only?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"How doth this fellow so blaspheme? Who can forgive sins, but God only?"

Moffatt New Testament

"What does the man mean by talking like this? It is blasphemy! Who can forgive sins, who but God alone?"

Montgomery New Testament

"Why does this man speak like this? He blasphemes. Who is able to forgive sins but One, God himself?"

NET Bible

"Why does this man speak this way? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?"

New Heart English Bible

"Why does this man speak like that? He is blaspheming; who can forgive sins but God alone?"

Noyes New Testament

Why doth this man speak thus? He blasphemeth; who can forgive sins but God only?

Sawyer New Testament

Why does this man speak so? he blasphemes. Who can forgive sins but God alone?

The Emphasized Bible

Why doth, this, man thus talk? he is speaking profanely! Who can forgive sins, save one, God?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but the one God?

Twentieth Century New Testament

"Why does this man speak like this? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins except God?"

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

"Why does this man use such words?" they said; "he is blaspheming. Who can pardon sins but One--that is, God?"

Williams New Testament

"Why is He talking this way? He is blaspheming. Who can forgive sins but God alone?"

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

"Why doth this Man speak thus? He blasphemeth! Who can forgive sins but One, God?"

Worsley New Testament

Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God?

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Why
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235

οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258

οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146

λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235

βλασφημία 
Blasphemia 
Usage: 13

who
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

can
δύναμαι 
Dunamai 
can , cannot , be able, may , able,
Usage: 140

ἀφίημι 
Aphiemi 
Usage: 57

ἁμαρτία 
Hamartia 
Usage: 143

but
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

Context Readings

A Paralytic Healed

6 But some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, 7 “Why does this man speak that way? He is blaspheming; who can forgive sins but God alone?” 8 Immediately Jesus, aware in His spirit that they were reasoning that way within themselves, *said to them, “Why are you reasoning about these things in your hearts?


Cross References

Isaiah 43:25

“I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake,
And I will not remember your sins.

Mark 14:64

You have heard the blasphemy; how does it seem to you?” And they all condemned Him to be deserving of death.

John 10:36

do you say of Him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’?

Job 14:4

Who can make the clean out of the unclean?
No one!

Psalm 130:4

But there is forgiveness with You,
That You may be feared.

Daniel 9:9

To the Lord our God belong compassion and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against Him;

Micah 7:18

Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity
And passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession?
He does not retain His anger forever,
Because He delights in unchanging love.

Matthew 9:3

And some of the scribes said to themselves, “This fellow blasphemes.”

Matthew 26:65

Then the high priest tore his robes and said, “He has blasphemed! What further need do we have of witnesses? Behold, you have now heard the blasphemy;

Luke 5:21

The scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, “Who is this man who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?”

Luke 7:49

Those who were reclining at the table with Him began to say to themselves, “Who is this man who even forgives sins?”

John 10:33

The Jews answered Him, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God.”

John 20:20-23

And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples then rejoiced when they saw the Lord.

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