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Matthew 20:15-16

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20:15 Am I not 1  permitted to do what I want with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?’ 2  20:16 So the last will be first, and the first last.”

1 tc ‡ Before οὐκ (ouk, “[am I] not”) a number of significant witnesses read (h, “or”; e.g., א C W 085 Ë1,13 33 and most others). Although in later Greek the οι in σοι (oi in soi) – the last word of v. 14 – would have been pronounced like , since is lacking in early mss (B D; among later witnesses, note L Z Θ 700) and since mss were probably copied predominantly by sight rather than by sound, even into the later centuries, the omission of cannot be accounted for as easily. Thus the shorter reading is most likely original. NA27 includes the word in brackets, indicating doubts as to its authenticity.

2 tn Grk “Is your eye evil because I am good?”



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