They brought a paralytic to Jesus (Mk 2:3-2:3)

“Then some people came

To Jesus.

They were bringing

A paralyzed man

Carried by four men.”


καὶ ἔρχονται φέροντες πρὸς αὐτὸν παραλυτικὸν αἰρόμενον ὑπὸ τεσσάρων.


A similar story can be found in Luke and Matthew.  However, neither Luke, chapter 5:18, nor Matthew, chapter 9:2, mention the four men, just men in general, carrying the paralytic.  Mark said some people came to Jesus (καὶ ἔρχονται φέροντες πρὸς αὐτὸν).  Four men were carrying a paralyzed man (παραλυτικὸν αἰρόμενον ὑπὸ τεσσάρων).