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Luke 5:21

    Luke 5:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this that speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the scribes and Pharisees were having an argument, saying, Who is this, who has no respect for God? who is able to give forgiveness for sins, but God only?

    Webster's Revision

    And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this that speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?

    World English Bible

    The scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, "Who is this that speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this that speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 5:21

    Who can forgive sins, but God alone? - If Jesus were not God, he could not forgive sins; and his arrogating this authority would have been blasphemy against God, in the most proper sense of the word. That these scribes and Pharisees might have the fullest proof of his Godhead, he works in their presence three miracles, which from their nature could only be effected by an omniscient and omnipotent Being. The miracles are:

    1. The remission of the poor man's sins.

    2. The discernment of the secret thoughts of the scribes.

    3. The restoration of the paralytic in an instant to perfect soundness.

    See on Matthew 9:5, Matthew 9:6 (note).