6:47 “Everyone who comes to me and listens to my words and puts them into practice 1 – I will show you what he is like: 6:48 He is like a man 2 building a house, who dug down deep, 3 and laid the foundation on bedrock. When 4 a flood came, the river 5 burst against that house but 6 could not shake it, because it had been well built. 7
1 tn Grk “and does them.”
3 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.
4 tn Here δέ (de) has not been translated.
5 sn The picture here is of a river overflowing its banks and causing flooding and chaos.
6 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “but” to indicate the contrast present in the context.
7 tc Most