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Matthew 8:4

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8:4 Then Jesus said to him, “See that you do not speak to anyone, 1  but go, show yourself to a priest, and bring the offering 2  that Moses commanded, 3  as a testimony to them.” 4 

1 sn The command for silence was probably meant to last only until the cleansing took place with the priests and sought to prevent Jesus’ healings from becoming the central focus of the people’s reaction to him. See also 9:30, 12:16, 16:20, and 17:9 for other cases where Jesus asks for silence concerning him and his ministry.

2 tn Grk “gift.”

3 sn On the phrase bring the offering that Moses commanded see Lev 14:1-32.

4 tn Or “as an indictment against them.” The pronoun αὐτοῖς (autoi") may be a dative of disadvantage.



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