6:47 “Everyone who comes to me and listens to my words and puts them into practice 4 – I will show you what he is like: 6:48 He is like a man 5 building a house, who dug down deep, 6 and laid the foundation on bedrock. When 7 a flood came, the river 8 burst against that house but 9 could not shake it, because it had been well built. 10
1 tn Here δέ (de) has not been translated.
2 tn The double use of the vocative is normally used in situations of high emotion or emphasis. Even an emphatic confession without action means little.
3 sn Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and don’t do what I tell you? Respect is not a matter of mere words, but is reflected in obedient action. This short saying, which is much simpler than its more developed conceptual parallel in Matt 7:21-23, serves in this form to simply warn and issue a call to hear and obey, as the last parable also does in vv. 47-49.
4 tn Grk “and does them.”
6 tn There are actually two different Greek verbs used here: “who dug (ἔσκαψεν, eskayen) and dug deep (ἐβάθυνεν, ebaqunen).” Jesus is placing emphasis on the effort to which the man went to prepare his foundation.
7 tn Here δέ (de) has not been translated.
8 sn The picture here is of a river overflowing its banks and causing flooding and chaos.
9 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “but” to indicate the contrast present in the context.
10 tc Most