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Matthew 11:8


What 1  did you go out to see? A man dressed in fancy clothes? 2  Look, those who wear fancy clothes are in the homes of kings! 3 


2Ki 1:8; Isa 20:2; Zec 13:4; Mt 3:4; 1Co 4:11; 2Co 11:27; Re 11:3

NET © Notes

tn Grk “But what.” Here ἀλλά (alla, a strong contrastive in Greek) produces a somewhat awkward sense in English, and has not been translated. The same situation occurs at the beginning of v. 9.

sn The reference to fancy clothes makes the point that John was not rich or powerful, in that he did not come from the wealthy classes.

tn Or “palaces.”

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