Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Matthew 6:28

Context
NETBible

Why do you worry about clothing? Think about how the flowers 1  of the field grow; they do not work 2  or spin.

XREF

Mt 6:25,31; Mt 10:10; Lu 3:11; Lu 12:27; Lu 22:35,36

NET © Notes

tn Traditionally, “lilies.” According to L&N 3.32, “Though traditionally κρίνον has been regarded as a type of lily, scholars have suggested several other possible types of flowers, including an anemone, a poppy, a gladiolus, and a rather inconspicuous type of daisy.” In view of the uncertainty, the more generic “flowers” has been used in the translation.

tn Or, traditionally, “toil.” Although it might be argued that “work hard” would be a more precise translation of κοπιάω (kopiaw) here, the line in English reads better in terms of cadence with a single syllable.



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