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Mark 6:18

Context
6:18 For John had repeatedly told 1  Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” 2 

Mark 12:33

Context
12:33 And to love him with all your heart, with all your mind, and with all your strength 3  and to love your neighbor as yourself 4  is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”

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 sn A quotation from Deut 6:5.

4 sn A quotation from Lev 19:18.



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