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Luke 10:15

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10:15 And you, Capernaum, 1  will you be exalted to heaven? 2  No, you will be thrown down to Hades! 3 

Luke 10:18

Context
10:18 So 4  he said to them, “I saw 5  Satan fall 6  like lightning 7  from heaven.

1 sn Capernaum was a town on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee, 680 ft (204 m) below sea level. It was a major trade and economic center in the North Galilean region.

map For location see Map1 D2; Map2 C3; Map3 B2.

2 tn The interrogative particle introducing this question expects a negative reply.

3 sn In the OT, Hades was known as Sheol. It is the place where the unrighteous will reside (Matt 11:23; Luke 16:23; Rev 20:13-14).

4 tn Here δέ (de) has been translated as “so” to indicate that Jesus’ reply in vv. 18-20 follows from the positive report of the messengers in v. 17.

5 tn This is an imperfect tense verb.

6 tn In Greek, this is a participle and comes at the end of the verse, making it somewhat emphatic.

7 tn This is probably best taken as allusion to Isa 14:12; the phrase in common is ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ (ek tou ouranou). These exorcisms in Jesus’ name are a picture of Satan’s greater defeat at Jesus’ hands (D. L. Bock, Luke [BECNT], 2:1006-7).



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