But that you may know that the Son of man
has power on earth to forgive sins,
(then said he to the paralytic)
Arise, take up your bed, and go unto your house.
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Theophylact of Ochrid
Jesus commanded him to carry his bed so that the event would not appear to have been imaginary, and also, so that the multitudes would see the miracle. For they thought that Jesusâ€”Who is greater than allâ€”was only a man.