2:4 When they were not able to bring him in because of the crowd, they removed the roof 1 above Jesus. 2 Then, 3 after tearing it out, they lowered the stretcher the paralytic was lying on.
2:12 And immediately the man 4 stood up, took his stretcher, and went out in front of them all. They were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”
1 sn A house in 1st century Palestine would have had a flat roof with stairs or a ladder going up. This access was often from the outside of the house.
2 tn Grk “him”; the referent (Jesus) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
3 tn Grk “And.” Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the narrative.
4 tn Grk “he”; the referent (the man who was healed) has been specified in the translation for clarity.