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John 21:22-23

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21:22 Jesus replied, 1  “If I want him to live 2  until I come back, 3  what concern is that of yours? You follow me!” 21:23 So the saying circulated 4  among the brothers and sisters 5  that this disciple was not going to die. But Jesus did not say to him that he was not going to die, but rather, “If I want him to live 6  until I come back, 7  what concern is that of yours?”

1 tn Grk “Jesus said to him.”

2 tn Grk “to stay” or “to remain”; but since longevity is the issue in the context, “to live” conveys the idea more clearly.

3 tn The word “back” is supplied to clarify the meaning.

4 tn Grk “went out.”

5 tn Grk “the brothers,” but here the term refers to more than just the immediate disciples of Jesus (as it does in 20:17). Here, as R. E. Brown notes (John [AB], 2:1110), it refers to Christians of the Johannine community (which would include both men and women).

6 tn Grk “to stay” or “to remain”; but since longevity is the issue in the context, “to live” conveys the idea more clearly.

7 tn The word “back” is supplied to clarify the meaning.



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