Other Accounts of What You Read in Mark 2
Understanding the Scriptures
|It was noised (v. 1)||The word spread|
|Palsy (vv. 3–5, 9–10)||Physically disabled|
|Nigh unto him for the press (v. 4)||Near him because of the crowd|
|Reasoning; reasoned; reason (vv. 6, 8)||Pondering|
|Blasphemies (v. 7)||Mockery of sacred things or false claims to divine power|
|On this fashion (v. 12)||Like this|
|Resorted (v. 13)||Went|
|Publicans (vv. 15–16)||Tax collectors|
|Whole (v. 17)||Healthy|
|Rent (v. 21)||Tear|
|Marred (v. 22)||Destroyed|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A as you study Mark 2.
Getting the Real Message
As you study Mark 2:1–12, answer the following questions:
Why might what Jesus first said to the man with the palsy seem odd?
Sin does not cause all disease, but it is more destructive. Unfortunately, it is more difficult to see sin and forgiveness than it is to see the effects and symptoms of physical disease. What lesson do you think Jesus tried to teach those who watched by both forgiving the man of his sins and also healing him of his palsy?