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And Jesus said to them, “Are you able to make the wedding guestsa fast while the groom is with them? Bible other translations
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Lit. “sons of the bride-chamber”

“Are you able.” The Greek text is worded such that it expects a negative answer.

“wedding guests.” The literal Greek is “sons of the bridechamber,” which was an idiom for the wedding guests; and in some contexts more specifically for the friends of the bridegroom who were at the wedding. The wedding was a time of feasting and celebration, not for fasting.

“groom.” In many English versions, the older term “bridegroom” is used, but it just means the groom.


Commentary for: Luke 5:34

 
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