Matthew 9:3

“And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And behold, certaine of the Scribes said within themselues, This man blasphemeth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And some of the scribes said to themselves, "This {fellow} blasphemes."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And some of the scribes said among themselves, This man has no respect for God.
- Basic English Bible

And behold, certain of the scribes said to themselves, This [man] blasphemes.
- Darby Bible

And behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.
- Webster's Bible

Such language is impious, said some of the Scribes among themselves.
- Weymouth Bible

Behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, "This man blasphemes."
- World English Bible

And lo! summe of the scribis seiden withynne hem silf, This blasfemeth.
- Wycliffe Bible

And lo, certain of the scribes said within themselves, `This one doth speak evil.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 9:3


9:3 This man blasphemeth - Attributing to himself a power (that of forgiving sins) which belongs to God only.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 9:3


Mt 9:3 Certain of the scribes. The learned class, the official expounders of the Scriptures, the theologians, the jurists, the legislators, the politicians, and, indeed, the soul of Israel. Said within themselves. They had scented heresy from afar, and came from Jerusalem to pry into the teachings of the Prophet of Galilee, as the people called him (Mt 21:11). See Lu 5:17. This [man] blasphemeth. By professing to forgive sins, the prerogative not of man, but of God. If Christ were but a man, as they imagined, the scribes would have been right. And yet, so far, he had not said that "he" forgave the sins, but merely declared them forgiven. This was the beginning of the opposition that ended with the cross. On the same accusation of blasphemy, now first made, the Sanhedrin condemned him to death (Mt 26:65).

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