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Luke 6:24-25

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6:24 “But woe 1  to you who are rich, for you have received 2  your comfort 3  already.

6:25 “Woe to you who are well satisfied with food 4  now, for you will be hungry.

“Woe to you 5  who laugh 6  now, for you will mourn and weep.

1 sn Jesus promises condemnation (woe) to those who are callous of others, looking only to their own comforts. On Luke and the rich see 1:53; 12:16; 14:12; 16:1, 21-22; 18:23; 19:2; 21:1. These woes are unique to Luke.

2 sn Ironically the language of reward shows that what the rich have received is all they will get. This result looks at a current situation, just as the start of the beatitudes did. The rest of the conclusions to the woes look to the future at the time of judgment.

3 tn Grk “your consolation.”

4 tn Grk “who are filled.” See L&N 23.18 for the translation “well satisfied with food.”

5 tc The wording “to you” (ὑμῖν, Jumin) is lacking in several witnesses (א B K L T W Θ Ξ 0147 Ë1,13 579 700 892 1241 2542 al), though found in most (Ì75 A D Q Ψ 33 Ï lat co). The longer reading looks to be a clarifying addition; nevertheless, “to you” is included in the translation because of English requirements.

6 sn That is, laugh with happiness and joy.



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