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Third Sunday in Great Lent (M'shariyo / Paralytic)

Geneva Notes/ Commentary on St. Mark 2: 1-12

From the Geneva Notes

Mr 2:1
2:1 And {1} again he entered into Capernaum after [some] days;
and it was noised that he was in the {a} house.

(1) By healing this man who was sick from paralysis Christ
shows that men recover all their lost strength in him
through faith alone.
(a) In the house where he used to remain: for he chose
Capernaum to dwell in and left Nazareth.

Mr 2:2
2:2 And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that
there was no room to receive [them], no, not so much as
{b} about the door: and he preached the word unto them.

(b) Neither the house nor the entry was able to hold them.

Mr 2:4
2:4 And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press,
they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had
broken [it] up, they {c} let down the {d} bed wherein the
sick of the palsy lay.

(c) They broke up the upper part of the house which was
made simply, and let down the man that was sick from
paralysis into the lower part where Christ preached, for
they could not come before Christ in any other way.
(d) The word signifies the poorest kind of bed, upon which men
used to lay down at noon, and at such other times to
refresh themselves; we call it a couch.

Mr 2:6
2:6 But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and {e}
reasoning in their hearts,

(e) In their minds disputing upon the matter, arguing both
sides.

Mr 2:12
2:12 And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth
before them all; insomuch that they were all {f} amazed,
and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.

(f) Literally, "past themselves", or "out of their wit".

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