Their faith (thn pistin autwn). In all three Gospels. Man (anqrwpe). Mark and Matthew have "child" or "Son" (teknon). Are forgiven (apewntai). This Doric form of the perfect passive indicative is for the Attic apeintai. It appears also in Luke 5:23 ; Luke 7:47Luke 7:48 ; John 20:23 ; 1 John 2:12 . Mark 2:6 ; Matthew 9:2 have the present passive apientai. Possibly this man's malady was due to his sin as is sometimes true ( John 5:14 ). The man had faith along with that of the four, but he was still a paralytic when Jesus forgave his sins.