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Matthew 5:45

Context
NETBible

so that you may be like 1  your Father in heaven, since he causes the sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

XREF

Job 25:3; Ps 145:9; Mt 5:9; Lu 6:35; Joh 13:35; Ac 14:17; Eph 5:1; 1Jo 3:9

NET © Notes

tn Grk “be sons of your Father in heaven.” Here, however, the focus is not on attaining a relationship (becoming a child of God) but rather on being the kind of person who shares the characteristics of God himself (a frequent meaning of the Semitic idiom “son of”). See L&N 58.26.



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