Which is easier: to say to the paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and pick up your bed, and walk’? Bible see other translations

“Which is easier?” Which is easier to say and accomplish, declaring someone’s sins are forgiven, or divine healing? They are equally easy. See commentary on Luke 5:23.

“bed.” This was not a modern bed, but mats for sleeping.

[For more on beds in the biblical culture, see commentary on John 5:8.]

Commentary for: Mark 2:9