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Luke 5:32

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5:32 I have not come 1  to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” 2 

Luke 7:34

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7:34 The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look at him, 3  a glutton and a drunk, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ 4 

Luke 9:58

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9:58 Jesus said to him, “Foxes have dens and the birds in the sky 5  have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” 6 

Luke 12:51

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12:51 Do you think I have come to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! 7 

1 sn I have not come is another commission statement by Jesus; see 4:43-44.

2 sn Though parallels exist to this saying (Matt 9:13; Mark 2:17), only Luke has this last phrase but sinners to repentance. Repentance is a frequent topic in Luke’s Gospel: 3:3, 8; 13:1-5; 15:7, 10; 16:30; 17:3-4; 24:47.

3 tn Grk “Behold a man.”

4 sn Neither were they happy with Jesus (the Son of Man), even though he was the opposite of John and associated freely with people like tax collectors and sinners. Either way, God’s messengers were subject to complaint.

5 tn Grk “the birds of the sky” or “the birds of the heaven”; the Greek word οὐρανός (ouranos) may be translated either “sky” or “heaven,” depending on the context. The idiomatic expression “birds of the sky” refers to wild birds as opposed to domesticated fowl (cf. BDAG 809 s.v. πετεινόν).

6 sn Jesus’ reply is simply this: Does the man understand the rejection he will be facing? Jesus has no home in the world (the Son of Man has no place to lay his head).

7 tn Or “hostility.” This term pictures dissension and hostility (BDAG 234 s.v. διαμερισμός).



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