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And behold, they brought to him a paralyzed man lying on a bed. And when he saw their trust, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “Take courage, child, your sins are forgiven.” Bible other translations

“brought to him a paralyzed man.” This record of the healing of the paralyzed man occurs in Matthew 9:2-8; Mark 2:3-12; and Luke 5:18-26.

“lying on a 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.

“child.” See commentary on Mark 2:5.


Commentary for: Matthew 9:2