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Mark 7:11

Context
NETBible

But you say that if anyone tells his father or mother, ‘Whatever help you would have received from me is corban 1  (that is, a gift for God),

XREF

Mt 15:5; Mt 23:18; 1Ti 5:4-8

NET © Notes

sn Corban is a Hebrew loanword (transliterated in the Greek text and in most modern English translations) referring to something that has been set aside as a gift to be given to God at some later date, but which is still in the possession of the owner (L&N 53.22). According to contemporary Jewish tradition the person who made this claim was absolved from responsibility to support or assist his parents, a clear violation of the Mosaic law to honor one’s parents (v. 10).



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