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Luke 5:33

Context
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Then 1  they said to him, “John’s 2  disciples frequently fast 3  and pray, 4  and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, 5  but yours continue to eat and drink.” 6 

XREF

Pr 28:9; Isa 1:15; Isa 58:3-6; Zec 7:6; Mt 6:5,6; Mt 9:14-17; Mt 23:14; Mr 2:18-22; Mr 12:40; Lu 7:34,35; Lu 11:1; Lu 18:12; Lu 20:47; Ac 9:11; Ro 10:2,3

NET © Notes

tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the narrative.

tc Most mss (א*,2 A C D Θ Ψ Ë1,13 Ï latt sy) read διὰ τί (dia ti, “Why do John’s…?”) here, turning the statement into a question. But such seems to be a motivated reading, assimilating the text to Mark 2:18 and Matt 9:14. The reading represented in the translation is supported by Ì4 א1 B L W Ξ 33 892* 1241 sa.

sn John refers to John the Baptist.

sn John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees followed typical practices with regard to fasting and prayer. Many Jews fasted regularly (Lev 16:29-34; 23:26-32; Num 29:7-11). The zealous fasted twice a week on Monday and Thursday.

tn Grk “and offer prayers,” but this idiom (δέησις + ποιέω) is often simply a circumlocution for praying.

sn See the note on Pharisees in 5:17.

tn Grk “but yours are eating and drinking.” The translation “continue to eat and drink” attempts to reflect the progressive or durative nature of the action described, which in context is a practice not limited to the specific occasion at hand (the banquet).



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