Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Luke 15:16

Context
NETBible

He 1  was longing to eat 2  the carob pods 3  the pigs were eating, but 4  no one gave him anything.

XREF

Ps 73:22; Ps 142:4; Isa 44:20; Isa 55:2; Isa 57:3; La 4:5; Ho 12:1; Jon 2:2-8; Ro 6:19-21

NET © Notes

tn Grk “And he.” Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.

tn Or “would gladly have eaten”; Grk “was longing to be filled with.”

tn This term refers to the edible pods from a carob tree (BDAG 540 s.v. κεράτιον). They were bean-like in nature and were commonly used for fattening pigs, although they were also used for food by poor people (L&N 3.46).

tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “but” to indicate the contrast present in this context.



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