Salting the salt.
Matthew 5.13 = Mark 9.49-50 = Luke 14.34-35.
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Notes and quotes.
§ I note the following agreements between Matthew and Luke against Mark:
- Both Matthew 5.13 and Luke 14.34 read
(lost savor) where Mark 9.50 has
- Matthew 5.13 has the future passive αλισθησεται
(will be salted) where Luke 14.34 has the future passive αρτυθησεται (will be seasoned). Mark 9.50 has the future active αρτυσετε (you will
- Matthew 5.13 has εις
εξω (it is strong for nothing
anymore except to be cast outside) where Luke 14.35 has
αυτο (it is useful neither for the earth
nor for the dung-heap; it itself is cast outside). Mark 9.50 has no
parallel to this material.
These combine to make a major agreement.
§ The phrase ο
(he who has ears to hear, let him hear) in Luke 14.35 is
repeated and transposed
in Matthew 13.9 = Mark 4.9 = Luke 8.8; Matthew 11.15; 13.43; Mark