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Luke 12:27

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Consider how the flowers 1  grow; they do not work 2  or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these!

XREF

1Ki 10:1-13; 2Ch 9:1-12; Mt 6:28-30; Lu 12:24; Jas 1:10,11

NET © Notes

tn Traditionally, “lilies.” According to L&N 3.32, “Though traditionally κρίνον has been regarded as a type of lily, scholars have suggested several other possible types of flowers, including an anemone, a poppy, a gladiolus, and a rather inconspicuous type of daisy.” In view of the uncertainty, the more generic “flowers” has been used in the translation.

tn Traditionally, “toil.” Although it might be argued that “work hard” would be a more precise translation of κοπιάω (kopiaw) here, the line in English scans better in terms of cadence with a single syllable.



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