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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

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Luke 12:4

Unto you my friends (umin toiv piloiv).
As opposed to the Pharisees and lawyers in 11:43,46,53.

Be not afraid of (mh pobhthte 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 exontwn perissoteron ti poihsai).
Luke often uses the infinitive thus with exw, a classic idiom (7:40,42; 12:4,50; 14:14; Acts 4:14, etc.).

 


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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Luke 12:4". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=lu&chapter=012&verse=004>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.

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