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Mark 6:18-19

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6:18 For John had repeatedly told 1  Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” 2  6:19 So Herodias nursed a grudge against him and wanted to kill him. But 3  she could not

1 tn The imperfect tense verb is here rendered with an iterative force.

2 sn It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife. This was a violation of OT law (Lev 18:16; 20:21). In addition, both Herod Antipas and Herodias had each left marriages to enter into this union.

3 tn Grk “and.” Here καί (kai) has been translated as “but” to indicate the contrast present in this context.



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