John Bengel Commentary - Mark 2:4 - 2:4

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John Bengel Commentary - Mark 2:4 - 2:4

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Mar 2:4. Ἀπεστέγασαν) they took off the roof) out of love, without doing injury. [So faith penetrates through all obstacles (Mar 2:5) to reach Christ.-V. g.] It is probable that it was a cottage [tugurium, hut], not a large house.-ἐξορύξαντες, digging out) the ceiling, beneath the tiles of the roof, so as to make a large aperture. The people crowding in numbers, had caused great delay in reaching Christ.