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Luke 7:1

After (epeidh, epei and dh). This conjunction was written epei dh in Homer and is simple epei with the intensive dh added and even epei dh per once in N.T. ( Luke 1:1 ). This is the only instance of the temporal use of epeidh in the N.T. The causal sense occurs only in Luke and Paul, for epei is the correct text in Matthew 21:46 . Had ended (eplhrwsen). First aorist active indicative. There is here a reference to the conclusion of the Sermon on the Mount, but with nothing concerning the impression produced by the discourse such as is seen in Matthew 7:28 . This verse really belongs as the conclusion of Chapter 6, not as the beginning of Chapter 7. In the ears of the people (ei ta akoa tou laou). Akoh from akouw, to hear, is used of the sense of hearing ( 1 Corinthians 12:17 ), the ear with which one hears ( Mark 7:35 ; Hebrews 5:11 ), the thing heard or the report ( Romans 10:16 ) or oral instruction ( Galatians 3:2 Galatians 3:5 ). Both Matthew 8:5-13 ; Luke 7:1-10 locate the healing of the centurion's servant in Capernaum where Jesus was after the Sermon on the Mount.

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