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Matthew 13:43

Context
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Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. 1  The one who has ears had better listen! 2 

XREF

Da 12:3; Mt 13:9; Mt 25:34,36; Mt 26:29; Lu 12:32; Lu 22:29; 1Co 15:41-54,58; Jas 2:5; Re 21:3-5,22,23

NET © Notes

sn An allusion to Dan 12:3.

tn The translation “had better listen!” captures the force of the third person imperative more effectively than the traditional “let him hear,” which sounds more like a permissive than an imperative to the modern English reader. This was Jesus’ common expression to listen and heed carefully (cf. Matt 11:15, 13:9; Mark 4:9, 23; Luke 8:8, 14:35).



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