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Mark 1:7

Context
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He proclaimed, 1  “One more powerful than I am is coming after me; I am not worthy 2  to bend down and untie the strap 3  of his sandals.

XREF

Mt 3:11,14; Lu 3:16; Lu 7:6,7; Joh 1:27; Joh 3:28-31; Ac 13:25

NET © Notes

tn Grk “proclaimed, saying.” The participle λέγων (legwn) is redundant in contemporary English and has not been translated.

tn Grk “of whom I am not worthy.”

sn The humility of John is evident in the statement I am not worthy. This was considered one of the least worthy tasks of a slave, and John did not consider himself worthy to do even that for the one to come, despite the fact he himself was a prophet.

tn The term refers to the leather strap or thong used to bind a sandal. This is often viewed as a collective singular and translated as a plural, “the straps of his sandals,” but it may be more emphatic to retain the singular here.



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