Parallel Verses

Amplified

Why does this Man talk like this? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins [ remove guilt, remit the penalty, and bestow righteousness instead] except God alone?

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?

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?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Why does this fellow so blaspheme? 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 Now some of the scribes were sitting there, holding a dialogue with themselves as they questioned in their hearts, 7 Why does this Man talk like this? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins [ remove guilt, remit the penalty, and bestow righteousness instead] except God alone? 8 And at once Jesus, becoming fully aware in His spirit that they thus debated within themselves, said to them, Why do you argue (debate, reason) about all this in your hearts?


Cross References

Isaiah 43:25

I, even I, am He Who blots out and cancels your transgressions, for My own sake, and I will not remember your sins.

Mark 14:64

You have heard His blasphemy. What is your decision? And they all condemned Him as being guilty and deserving of death.

John 10:36

[If that is true] do you say of the One Whom the Father consecrated and dedicated and set apart for Himself and sent into the world, You are blaspheming, because I said, I am the Son of God?

Job 14:4

Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? No one!

Psalm 130:4

But there is forgiveness with You [just what man needs], that You may be reverently feared and worshiped.

Daniel 9:9

To the Lord our God belong mercy and loving-kindness and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against Him;

Micah 7:18

Who is a God like You, Who forgives iniquity and passes over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He retains not His anger forever, because He delights in mercy and loving-kindness.

Matthew 9:3

And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, This man blasphemes [He claims the rights and prerogatives of God]!

Matthew 26:65

Then the high priest tore his clothes and exclaimed, He has uttered blasphemy! What need have we of further evidence? You have now heard His blasphemy.

Luke 5:21

And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason and question and argue, saying, Who is this [Man] Who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?

Luke 7:49

Then those who were at table with Him began to say among themselves, Who is this Who even forgives sins?

John 10:33

The Jews replied, We are not going to stone You for a good act, but for blasphemy, because You, a mere Man, make Yourself [out to be] God.

John 20:20-23

So saying, He showed them His hands and His side. And when the disciples saw the Lord, they were filled with joy (delight, exultation, ecstasy, rapture).

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