What is Dropsy?

When I read this story before I pictured an old man – possibly recovering from a stroke. But reading it today in The Message, I realized it could have been a young man.

The King James Version called it “dropsy.” The Modern English Version called it “edema.”

Luke 14:2, “Right before him was a man hugely swollen in his joints.” The Message

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“The edema that occurs in the diseases of the heart, liver, and kidneys is mainly caused by salt retention….” medicinenet.com

Edema is treated by curing the underlying condition. Jesus cured his heart, liver, or kidneys.

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