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Luke 11:43


Woe to you Pharisees! You love the best seats 1  in the synagogues 2  and elaborate greetings 3  in the marketplaces!


Pr 16:18; Mt 23:6; Mr 12:38,39; Lu 14:7-11; Lu 20:46; Ro 12:10; Php 2:3; Jas 2:2-4; 3Jo 1:9

NET © Notes

tn Or “seats of honor.” The term here is plural and is not a reference only to the lead “seat of Moses” in the synagogue, but includes the front seats near the ark.

sn See the note on synagogues in 4:15.

tn Grk “and the greetings.”

sn The later Jewish summary of oral tradition, the Talmud, notes elaborate greetings for rabbis. The rebuke here is for pride.

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