Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMark 2:12
- Before them all (emprosten pantwn).
- Luke 5:25 follows Mark in this detail. He picked up (arav) 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 (existastai, 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" (Houtwv 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.