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Matthew 9:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This [man] blasphemeth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And some of the scribes said to themselves, “This [fellow] blasphemes.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This [man] blasphemeth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And behold, certain of the scribes said to themselves, This [man] blasphemes.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And lo! certain of the scribes, said within themselves,—This man, speaketh profanely!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And lo, certain of the scribes said within themselves, 'This one doth speak evil.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And behold some of the scribes said within themselves: He blasphemeth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And behold, certaine of the Scribes said within themselues, This man blasphemeth.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But men from among the scribes said within themselves, This blasphemeth.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And some of the Scribes said in their minds, This man blasphemeth.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And, 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
behold, 2400
{2400} Prime
Second person singular imperative middle voice of G1492; used as imperative lo!.
<5628> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 459
certain 5100
{5100} Prime
An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.
of the x3588
(3588) Complement

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
scribes 1122
{1122} Prime
From G1121; a writer, that is, (professionally) scribe or secretary.
said 2036
{2036} Prime
A primary verb (used only in the definite past tense, the others being borrowed from G2046, G4483 and G5346); to speak or say (by word or writting).
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
within 1722
{1722} Prime
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
themselves, 1438
{1438} Prime
(Including all the other cases); from a reflexive pronoun otherwise obsolete and the genitive (dative or accusative) of G0846; him (her, it, them, also [in conjunction with the personal pronoun of the other persons] my, thy, our, your) -self (-selves), etc.
This 3778
{3778} Prime
Including the nominative masculine plural (second form), nominative feminine signular (third form), and the nominate feminine plural, (fourth form). From the article G3588 and G0846; the he (she or it), that is, this or that (often with the article repeated).
[man] blasphemeth. 987
{0987} Prime
From G0989; to vilify; specifically to speak impiously.
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 9:1-8.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 9:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 9:3

This man blasphemeth — Attributing to himself a power (that of forgiving sins) which belongs to God only.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Matthew 9:3

And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This [man] (c) blasphemeth.

(c) To blaspheme, signifies among the divines, to speak wickedly: and among the more eloquent Greeks, to slander.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Matthew 7:29 For he taught them as [one] having authority, and not as the scribes.
Mark 2:6-7 But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, ... Why doth this [man] thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?
Mark 7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
Luke 5:21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?
Luke 7:39-40 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw [it], he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman [this is] that toucheth him: for she is a sinner. ... And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.


Matthew 26:65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.
Leviticus 24:16 And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, [and] all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name [of the LORD], shall be put to death.
Mark 14:64 Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death.
John 10:33-36 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. ... Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
Acts 6:11-13 Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and [against] God. ... And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:
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Lv 24:16. Mt 7:29; 26:65. Mk 2:6; 7:21; 14:64. Lk 5:21; 7:39. Jn 10:33. Ac 6:11.

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