23:14 [[EMPTY]] 4
23:15 “Woe to you, experts in the law 5 and you Pharisees, hypocrites! You cross land and sea to make one convert, 6 and when you get one, 7 you make him twice as much a child of hell 8 as yourselves!
2 tn Grk “Woe to you…because you…” The causal particle ὅτι (Joti) has not been translated here for rhetorical effect (and so throughout this chapter).
3 tn Grk “because you are closing the kingdom of heaven before people.”
4 tc The most important
6 tn Or “one proselyte.”
7 tn Grk “when he becomes [one].”
8 tn Grk “a son of Gehenna.” Expressions constructed with υἱός (Juios) followed by a genitive of class or kind denote a person belonging to the class or kind specified by the following genitive (L&N 9.4). Thus the phrase here means “a person who belongs to hell.”
sn See the note on the word hell in 5:22.