At this, some of the scribes said among themselves, “He’s blaspheming!”(A)

But perceiving their thoughts,(B) Jesus said, “Why are you thinking evil things in your hearts?[a] For which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’?

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 9:4 Or minds

At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, “This fellow is blaspheming!”(A)

Knowing their thoughts,(B) Jesus said, “Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts? Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’?

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