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Luke 9:46-47

Context
Concerning the Greatest

9:46 Now an argument started among the disciples 1  as to which of them might be 2  the greatest. 9:47 But when Jesus discerned their innermost thoughts, 3  he took a child, had him stand by 4  his side,

1 tn Grk “among them”; the referent (the disciples) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

2 tn The use of the optative mood means the answer is not clear (BDF §§267.2.3; 385.2.2).

3 tn Grk “knowing the thoughts of their hearts” (an idiom).

4 tn On this use of παρά (para), see BDF §239.1.1.



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