4:42 The next morning 1 Jesus 2 departed and went to a deserted place. Yet 3 the crowds were seeking him, and they came to him and tried to keep him from leaving them. 4:43 But Jesus 4 said to them, “I must 5 proclaim the good news of the kingdom 6 of God to the other towns 7 too, for that is what I was sent 8 to do.” 9 4:44 So 10 he continued to preach in the synagogues of Judea. 11
1 tn Grk “When it became day.”
2 tn Grk “he”; the referent (Jesus) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
3 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “yet” to indicate that the crowds still sought Jesus in spite of his withdrawal.
4 tn Grk “he”; the referent (Jesus) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
6 sn The good news of the kingdom, the kingdom of the rule of God through the Messiah, is the topic of Jesus’ preaching.
7 tn Or “cities.”
8 sn Jesus was sent by God for this purpose. This is the language of divine commission.
9 tn Grk “because for this purpose I was sent.”
10 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “so” to indicate the summarization.
11 tc Most