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Luke 6:24

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6:24 “But woe 1  to you who are rich, for you have received 2  your comfort 3  already.

Luke 6:26

Context

6:26 “Woe to you 4  when all people 5  speak well of you, for their ancestors 6  did the same things to the false prophets.

1 sn Jesus promises condemnation (woe) to those who are callous of others, looking only to their own comforts. On Luke and the rich see 1:53; 12:16; 14:12; 16:1, 21-22; 18:23; 19:2; 21:1. These woes are unique to Luke.

2 sn Ironically the language of reward shows that what the rich have received is all they will get. This result looks at a current situation, just as the start of the beatitudes did. The rest of the conclusions to the woes look to the future at the time of judgment.

3 tn Grk “your consolation.”

4 tc The wording “to you” (ὑμῖν, Jumin) is lacking throughout the ms tradition except for a few witnesses (D W* Δ 1424 pc co). The Western witnesses tend to add freely to the text. Supported by the vast majority of witnesses and the likelihood that “to you” is a clarifying addition, the shorter reading should be considered original; nevertheless, “to you” is included in the translation because of English requirements.

5 tn This is a generic use of ἄνθρωπος (anqrwpo"), referring to both males and females.

6 tn Or “forefathers”; Grk “fathers.”



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