He said: "A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return.
So He said, "A nobleman went to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself, and then return.
He said, "A nobleman was called away to a distant empire to be crowned king and then return.
"There was once a man descended from a royal house who needed to make a long trip back to headquarters to get authorization for his rule and then return.
So he said, A certain man of high birth went into a far-away country to get a kingdom for himself, and to come back.
So he said, "A nobleman went to a distant country to get royal power for himself and then return.
Therefore He said: "A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and to return.
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1 tn Grk “a man of noble birth” or “a man of noble status” (L&N 87.27).
2 sn Note that the receiving of the kingdom takes place in the far country. This suggests that those in the far country recognize and acknowledge the king when his own citizens did not want him as king (v. 14; cf. John 1:11-12).
3 sn The background to this story about the nobleman who went…to receive for himself a kingdom had some parallels in the area’s recent history: Archelaus was appointed ethnarch of Judea, Samaria, and Idumea in 4