Luke 14:15

Blessed (makario). Happy, same word in the Beatitudes of Jesus ( Matthew 5:3 ). This pious platitude whether due to ignorance or hypocrisy was called forth by Christ's words about the resurrection. It was a common figure among the rabbis, the use of a banquet for the bliss of heaven. This man may mean that this is a prerogative of the Pharisees. He assumed complacently that he will be among the number of the blest. Jesus himself uses this same figure of the spiritual banquet for heavenly bliss ( Luke 22:29 ). Shall eat (pagetai). Future middle from esqiw, defective verb, from stem of the aorist (epagon) like edomai of the old Greek.

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