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Matthew 8:11

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I tell you, many will come from the east and west to share the banquet 1  with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob 2  in the kingdom of heaven,

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Ge 12:3; Ge 22:18; Ge 28:14; Ge 49:10; Ps 22:27; Ps 98:3; Isa 2:2,3; Isa 11:10; Isa 49:6; Isa 52:10; Isa 60:1-6; Jer 16:19; Da 2:44; Mic 4:1,2; Zec 8:20-23; Mal 1:11; Mt 3:2; Mt 24:31; Lu 12:37; Lu 13:28; Lu 13:29; Lu 14:23,24; Lu 16:22; Ac 10:45; Ac 11:18; Ac 14:22; Ac 14:27; Ro 15:9-13; 1Co 6:9; 1Co 15:20; Ga 3:28,29; Eph 2:11-14; Eph 3:6; Col 3:11; 2Th 1:5; Re 3:20,21; Re 7:6

NET © Notes

tn Grk “and recline at table,” as 1st century middle eastern meals were not eaten while sitting at a table, but while reclining on one’s side on the floor with the head closest to the low table and the feet farthest away. The word “banquet” has been supplied to clarify for the modern reader the festive nature of the imagery. The banquet imagery is a way to describe the fellowship and celebration of being among the people of God at the end.

sn 1st century middle eastern meals were not eaten while sitting at a table, but while reclining on one’s side on the floor with the head closest to the low table and the feet farthest away.

tn Grk “and Isaac and Jacob,” but καί (kai) has not been translated since English normally uses a coordinating conjunction only between the last two elements in a series of three or more.



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