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Luke 10:16


“The one who listens 1  to you listens to me, 2  and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects 3  the one who sent me.” 4 


Ex 16:7; Nu 14:2,11; Nu 16:11; Mal 1:6; Mt 10:40; Mt 18:5; Mr 9:37; Lu 9:48; Joh 5:22,23; Joh 12:44,48; Joh 13:20; Ac 5:4; 1Th 4:8

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tn Grk “hears you”; but as the context of vv. 8-9 makes clear, it is response that is the point. In contemporary English, “listen to” is one way to express this function (L&N 31.56).

sn Jesus linked himself to the disciples’ message: Responding to the disciples (listens to you) counts as responding to him.

tn The double mention of rejection in this clause – ἀθετῶν ἀθετεῖ (aqetwn aqetei) in the Greek text – keeps up the emphasis of the section.

sn The one who sent me refers to God.

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