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Luke 5:29

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5:29 Then 1  Levi gave a great banquet 2  in his house for Jesus, 3  and there was a large crowd of tax collectors and others sitting 4  at the table with them.

1 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the narrative.

2 sn A great banquet refers to an elaborate meal. Many of the events in Luke take place in the context of meal fellowship: 7:36-50; 9:12-17; 10:38-42; 11:37-54; 14:1-24; 22:7-38; 24:29-32, 41-43.

3 tn Grk “him”; the referent (Jesus) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

4 tn Grk “reclining.” This term reflects the normal practice in 1st century Jewish culture of eating a meal in a semi-reclining position. Since it is foreign to most modern readers, the translation “sitting” has been substituted.



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