Matthew 9:8

8 When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to man.

Read Matthew 9:8 Using Other Translations

But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.
When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men.
Fear swept through the crowd as they saw this happen. And they praised God for sending a man with such great authority.

What does Matthew 9:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Matthew 9:8

But when the multitude saw it
The miracle that was wrought; when they saw the man take up his bed, and carry it home, which was done by Christ, as a proof of his having power to forgive sin,

they marvelled, and glorified God:
they were struck with amazement and astonishment at the sight, it being what was strange and unusual; the like to which they had never seen before, nor heard of: and concluding it to be more than human; they ascribed it to God; they praised, and adored the divine goodness,

which had given such power unto men;
of working miracles, healing diseases, and delivering miserable mortals from such maladies, as were otherwise incurable; still looking upon Christ as a mere man, by whom God did these things; not knowing yet the mystery of the incarnation, God manifest in the flesh.

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