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Hebrews 5:7-8

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5:7 During his earthly life 1  Christ 2  offered 3  both requests and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death and he was heard because of his devotion. 5:8 Although he was a son, he learned obedience through the things he suffered. 4 

1 tn Grk “in the days of his flesh.”

2 tn Grk “he”; the referent (Christ) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

3 tn Grk “who…having offered,” continuing the description of Christ from Heb 5:5-6.

4 sn There is a wordplay in the Greek text between the verbs “learned” (ἔμαθεν, emaqen) and “suffered” (ἔπαθεν, epaqen).



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