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Matthew 13:35

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13:35 This fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet: 1 

I will open my mouth in parables,

I will announce what has been hidden from the foundation of the world. 2 

Matthew 13:21

Context
13:21 But he has no root in himself and does not endure; 3  when 4  trouble or persecution comes because of the word, immediately he falls away.

1 tc A few important mss (א* Θ Ë1,13 33) identify the prophet as Isaiah, a reading that is significantly harder than the generic “prophet” because the source of this prophecy is not Isaiah but Asaph in Ps 78. Jerome mentioned some mss that had “Asaph” here, though none are known to exist today. This problem is difficult because of the temptation for scribes to delete the reference to Isaiah in order to clear up a discrepancy. Indeed, the vast majority of witnesses have only “the prophet” here (א1 B C D L W 0233 0242 Ï lat sy co). However, as B. M. Metzger points out, “if no prophet were originally named, more than one scribe might have been prompted to insert the name of the best known prophet – something which has, in fact, happened elsewhere more than once” (TCGNT 27). In light of the paucity of evidence for the reading ᾿Ησαΐου, as well as the proclivity of scribes to add his name, it is probably best to consider the shorter reading as authentic.

tn Grk “was spoken by the prophet, saying.” The participle λέγοντος (legontos) is redundant in contemporary English and has not been translated.

2 sn A quotation from Ps 78:2.

3 tn Grk “is temporary.”

4 tn Here δέ (de) has not been translated.



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