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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

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Matthew 23:24

Strain out the gnat (diulizontev ton kwnwpa).
By filtering through (dia), not the "straining at" in swallowing so crudely suggested by the misprint in the A.V.

Swallow the camel (thn de kamhlon katapinontev).
Gulping or drinking down the camel. An oriental hyperbole like that in 19:24. See also 5:29,30; 17:20; 21:21. Both insects and camels were ceremonially unclean (Leviticus 11:4,20,23,42). "He that kills a flea on the Sabbath is as guilty as if he killed a camel" (Jer. Shabb. 107).

 


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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Matthew 23:24". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=mt&chapter=023&verse=024>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.

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