Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Matthew 9:10


As 1  Jesus 2  was having a meal 3  in Matthew’s 4  house, many tax collectors 5  and sinners came and ate with Jesus and his disciples.


Mt 5:46,47; Mr 2:15,16,17; Lu 5:29-32; Joh 9:31; 1Ti 1:13-16

NET © Notes

tn Grk “And it happened that while.” The introductory phrase καὶ ἐγένετο (kai egeneto, “it happened that”) is redundant in contemporary English and has not been translated.

tn Grk “he”; the referent (Jesus) has been supplied in the translation for clarity.

tn Grk “was reclining at table.”

sn As Jesus was having a meal. 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 “in the house.” The Greek article is used here in a context that implies possession, and the referent of the implied possessive pronoun (Matthew) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

sn See the note on tax collectors in 5:46.

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