(1) By healing this man who was sick from paralysis Christ shows that men recover all their lost strength in him through faith alone.
(a) In the house where he used to remain: for he chose Capernaum to dwell in and left Nazareth.
(b) Neither the house nor the entry was able to hold them.
(c) They broke up the upper part of the house which was made simply, and let down the man that was sick from paralysis into the lower part where Christ preached, for they could not come before Christ in any other way.
(d) The word signifies the poorest kind of bed, upon which men used to lay down at noon, and at such other times to refresh themselves; we call it a couch.
(e) In their minds disputing upon the matter, arguing both sides.
(f) Literally, "past themselves", or "out of their wit".
(2) The gospel offends the proud and saves the humble.
(g) Matthew's other name.
(3) The superstitious and hypocrites rashly put the sum of godliness in matters which do no matter, and are reprehended for three reasons. First, by not considering what every man's strength is able to bear, they rashly make all sorts of laws concerning such things, without any discretion.
(4) Secondly, because they do not distinguish between the laws which God made concerning things, and the laws that they made concerning the same things, which are not at all based on the law.
(h) Literally, "on the Sabbaths", that is, on the holy days.
(i) In (1 Samuel 21:1) he is called Ahimelech and his son is called Abiathar, but by conferring other places it is plain that both of them had two names; see (1 Chronicles 24:6) ; (2 Samuel 8:17) ; (2 Samuel 15:29) ; (1 Kings 2:26) ; (2 Kings 25:18).
(k) Has the sabbath day in his power, and may rule it as he desires.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Mark 2". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/
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