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Luke 12:4

Unto you my friends (umin toi piloi). As opposed to the Pharisees and lawyers in Luke 11:43 Luke 11:46 Luke 11:53 . Be not afraid of (mh pobhqhte apo). First aorist passive subjunctive with mh, ingressive aorist, do not become afraid of, with apo and the ablative like the Hebrew min and the English "be afraid of," a translation Hebraism as in Matthew 10:28 (Moulton, Prolegomena, p. 102). Have no more that they can do (mh econtwn perissoteron ti poihsai). Luke often uses the infinitive thus with ecw, a classic idiom ( Matthew 7:40 Matthew 7:42 ; Matthew 12:4 Matthew 12:50 ; Matthew 14:14 ; Acts 4:14 , etc.).

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