Parallel Verses

NET Bible

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

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?

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?"

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 experts in the law were sitting there, turning these things over in their minds: 7 "Why does this man speak this way? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?" 8 Now immediately, when Jesus realized in his spirit that they were contemplating such thoughts, he said to them, "Why are you thinking such things in your hearts?


Cross References

Isaiah 43:25

I, I am the one who blots out your rebellious deeds for my sake; your sins I do not remember.

Mark 14:64

You have heard the blasphemy! What is your verdict?" They all condemned him as deserving death.

John 10:36

do you say about the one whom the Father set apart and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I am the Son of God'?

Job 14:4

Who can make a clean thing come from an unclean? No one!

Psalm 130:4

But you are willing to forgive, so that you might be honored.

Daniel 9:9

Yet the Lord our God is compassionate and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him.

Micah 7:18

There is no other God like you! You forgive sin and pardon the rebellion of those who remain among your people. You do not remain angry forever, but delight in showing loyal love.

Matthew 9:3

Then some of the experts in the law said to themselves, "This man is blaspheming!"

Matthew 26:65

Then the high priest tore his clothes and declared, "He has blasphemed! Why do we still need witnesses? Now you have heard the blasphemy!

Luke 5:21

Then the experts in the law and the Pharisees began to think to themselves, "Who is this man who is uttering blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?"

Luke 7:49

But those who were at the table with him began to say among themselves, "Who is this, who even forgives sins?"

John 10:33

The Jewish leaders replied, "We are not going to stone you for a good deed but for blasphemy, because you, a man, are claiming to be God."

John 20:20-23

When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.

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