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Matthew 18:26

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18:26 Then the slave threw himself to the ground 1  before him, saying, 2  ‘Be patient with me, and I will repay you everything.’

Matthew 18:29

Context
18:29 Then his fellow slave threw himself down and begged him, 3  ‘Be patient with me, and I will repay you.’

1 tn Grk “falling therefore the slave bowed down to the ground.” The redundancy of this expression signals the desperation of the slave in begging for mercy.

2 tc The majority of mss (א L W 058 0281 Ë1,13 33 Ï it syp,h co) begin the slave’s plea with “Lord” (κύριε, kurie), though a few important witnesses lack this vocative (B D Θ 700 pc lat sys,c Or Chr). Understanding the parable to refer to the Lord, scribes would be naturally prone to add the vocative here, especially as the slave’s plea is a plea for mercy. Thus, the shorter reading is more likely to be authentic.

3 tn Grk “begged him, saying.” The participle λέγων (legwn) is redundant here in contemporary English and has not been translated.



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