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Luke 16:23

In Hades (en twi Haidh). See on "Mt 16:18" for discussion of this word. Lazarus was in Hades also for both Paradise (Abraham's bosom) and Gehenna are in the unseen world beyond the grave. In torments (en basanoi). The touchstone by which gold and other metals were tested, then the rack for torturing people. Old word, but in the N.T. only here, Luke 16:28 ; Matthew 4:24 . Sees (orai). Dramatic present indicative. The Jews believed that Gehenna and Paradise were close together. This detail in the parable does not demand that we believe it. The picture calls for it. From afar (apo makroqen). Pleonastic use of apo as makroqen means from afar.

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