Mark 2:12

Before them all (emprosqen pantwn). Luke 5:25 follows Mark in this detail. He picked up (ara) his pallet and walked and went home as Jesus had commanded him to do ( Mark 2:11 ). It was an amazing proceeding and made it unnecessary for Jesus to refute the scribes further on this occasion. The amazement (existasqai, our ecstasy, as Luke 5:26 has it), was too general and great for words. The people could only say: "We never saw it on this fashion" (Houtw oudepote eidamen). Jesus had acted with the power of God and claimed equality with God and had made good his claim. They all marvelled at the paradoxes (paradoxa, Luke 5:26 ) of that day. For it all they glorified God.

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