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Matthew 4:10

Context
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Then Jesus said to him, “Go away, 1  Satan! For it is written: ‘You are to worship the Lord your God and serve only him.’” 2 

XREF

De 6:13,14; De 10:20; Jos 24:14; 1Sa 7:3; 1Ch 21:1; Job 1:6,12; Job 2:1; Ps 109:6; Zec 3:1,2; Mt 16:23; Lu 4:8; Jas 4:7; 1Pe 5:9

NET © Notes

tc The majority of later witnesses (C2 D L Z 33 Ï) have “behind me” (ὀπίσω μου; opisw mou) after “Go away.” But since this is the wording in Matt 16:23, where the text is certain, scribes most likely added the words here to conform to the later passage. Further, the shorter reading has superior support (א B C*vid K P W Δ 0233 Ë1,13 565 579* 700 al). Thus, both externally and internally, the shorter reading is strongly preferred.

sn A quotation from Deut 6:13. The word “only” is an interpretive expansion not found in either the Hebrew or Greek (LXX) text of the OT.



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