“Beware 1 of the experts in the law. 2 They 3 like walking around in long robes, and they love elaborate greetings 4 in the marketplaces and the best seats 5 in the synagogues 6 and the places of honor at banquets.
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1 tn Or “Be on guard against.” This is a present imperative and indicates that pride is something to constantly be on the watch against.
2 tn Or “of the scribes.” See the note on the phrase “experts in the law” in 5:21.
3 tn Grk “who,” continuing the sentence begun by the prior phrase.
4 sn There is later Jewish material in the Talmud that spells out such greetings in detail. See D. L. Bock, Luke (BECNT), 2:1642; H. Windisch, TDNT 1:498.
5 sn See Luke 14:1-14.
6 sn See the note on synagogues in 4:15.