At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores
"And a poor man named Lazarus was laid at his gate, covered with sores,
At his door lay a diseased beggar named Lazarus.
A poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, had been dumped on his doorstep.
And a certain poor man, named Lazarus, was stretched out at his door, full of wounds,
And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores,
"But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate,
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1 tn The passive verb ἐβέβλητο (ebeblhto) does not indicate how Lazarus got there. Cf. BDAG 163 s.v. βάλλω 1.b, “he lay before the door”; Josephus, Ant. 9.10.2 (9.209).
2 sn This is the one time in all the gospels that a figure in a parable is mentioned by name. It will become important later in the account.
3 tn Or “was covered with ulcers.” The words “whose body” are implied in the context (L&N 23.180).