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Matthew 9:3-5 International Standard Version (ISV)

Then some of the scribes told themselves, “This fellow is blaspheming!”

But Jesus, knowing[a] what they were thinking, replied, “Why do you have such 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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  1. Matthew 9:4 Lit. saw
International Standard Version (ISV)

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Matthew 9:3-5 New International Version (NIV)

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

Knowing their thoughts, 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’?

New International Version (NIV)

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Matthew 9:3-5 King James Version (KJV)

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

And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?

For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?

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