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Luke 23:29-30

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23:29 For this is certain: 1  The days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore children, and the breasts that never nursed!’ 2  23:30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, 3 Fall on us!and to the hills,Cover us! 4 

1 tn Grk “For behold.”

2 tn Grk “Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that have not borne, and the breasts that have not nursed!”

sn Normally barrenness is a sign of judgment, because birth would be seen as a sign of blessing. The reversal of imagery indicates that something was badly wrong.

3 sn The figure of crying out to the mountains ‘Fall on us!’ (appealing to creation itself to hide them from God’s wrath), means that a time will come when people will feel they are better off dead (Hos 10:8).

4 sn An allusion to Hos 10:8 (cf. Rev 6:16).



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