Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Luke 2:38

Context
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At that moment, 1  she came up to them 2  and began to give thanks to God and to speak 3  about the child 4  to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem. 5 

XREF

Mr 15:43; Lu 1:46-56,64-66; Lu 2:25; Lu 2:27; Lu 2:28-32; Lu 23:51; Lu 24:21; 2Co 9:15; Eph 1:3

NET © Notes

tn Grk “at that very hour.”

tn Grk “And coming up.” Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style. The participle ἐπιστᾶσα (epistasa) has been translated as a finite verb due to requirements of contemporary English style.

tn The imperfect ἐλάλει (elalei) here looks at a process of declaration, not a single moment. She clearly was led by God to address men and women about the hope Jesus was. The testimony of Luke 1—2 to Jesus has involved all types of people.

tn Grk “him”; the referent (the child) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

tc A few mss (1216 pc) read ᾿Ισραήλ (Israhl, “Israel”) or ἐν τῷ ᾿Ισραήλ (en tw Israhl, “in Israel”), but this reading does not have enough ms support to be considered authentic. More substantial is the reading ἐν ᾿Ιερουσαλήμ (en Ierousalhm, “in Jerusalem”; found in A D L Θ Ψ 0130 Ë13 33 Ï), though the preposition was almost surely added to clarify (and perhaps alter) the meaning of the original. The simple ᾿Ιερουσαλήμ, without preposition, is found in א B W Ξ 1 565* lat co.

map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.



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