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Matthew 9:15


Jesus said to them, “The wedding guests 1  cannot mourn while the bridegroom 2  is with them, can they? But the days 3  are coming when the bridegroom will be taken from them, 4  and then they will fast.


Jud 14:11-20; Ps 45:14,15; Isa 22:12; Mt 25:1-10; Lu 24:13-21; Joh 3:29; Joh 16:6,20-22; Ac 1:9,10; Ac 13:1-3; Ac 14:23; 1Co 7:5; 2Co 11:27; Re 19:9; Re 21:2

NET © Notes

tn Grk “sons of the wedding hall,” an idiom referring to wedding guests, or more specifically friends of the bridegroom present at the wedding celebration (L&N 11.7).

sn The expression while the bridegroom is with them is an allusion to messianic times (John 3:29; Isa 54:5-6; 62:4-5; 4 Ezra 2:15, 38).

tn Grk “days.”

sn The statement the bridegroom will be taken from them is a veiled allusion by Jesus to his death, which he did not make explicit until the incident at Caesarea Philippi in 16:13ff.

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