Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew into the vicinity of Tyre and Sidon.
It tells how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, so that He went about everywhere doing acts of kindness, and curing all who were being continually oppressed by the Devil--for God was with Jesus.
From that place Jesus and His disciples went to the villages belonging to Caesarea Philippi. On the way He began to ask His disciples, "Who do people say that I am?"
One day when He was praying by Himself the disciples were present; and He asked them, "Who do the people say that I am?"
"Foxes have holes," replied Jesus, "and birds have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."
But, to prove to you that the Son of Man has authority on earth to pardon sins" --He then says to the paralytic, "Rise, and take up your bed and go home."
For the Son of Man is the Lord of the Sabbath."
"The sower of the good seed," He replied, "is the Son of Man;
"When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then will He sit upon His glorious throne,
Every one, however, who has been ashamed of me and of my teachings in this faithless and sinful age, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in His Father's glory with the holy angels."
For the Son of Man also did not come to be waited upon, but to wait on others, and to give His life as the redemption-price for a multitude of people."
"I tell you all in most solemn truth," He added, "that you shall see Heaven opened wide, and God's angels going up, and coming down to the Son of Man."
And just as Moses lifted high the serpent in the Desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
And He has conferred on Him authority to act as Judge, because He is the Son of Man.
The crowd answered Him, "We have heard out of the Law that the Christ remains for ever. In what sense do you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is that Son of Man?"
"I can see Heaven wide open," he said, "and the Son of Man standing at God's right hand."
Since then the children referred to are all alike sharers in perishable human nature, He Himself also, in the same way, took on Him a share of it, in order that through death He might render powerless him who had authority over death, that is, the Devil,
But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to pardon sins" --He turned to the paralytic, and said,