Repent or Perish
Luke 13:1-5
Do bad things happen to bad people? Here's Jesus' answer.
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Published April 30th, 2020
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Luke 13:1-5
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Whether by brutal violence or tragic accident, death is a wake-up call for everyone: repent or perish.
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There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans
Παρῆσαν δέ τινες ἐν αὐτῷ τῷ καιρῷ ἀπαγγέλλοντες αὐτῷ περὶ τῶν Γαλιλαίων
[that is,] whose blood p Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
ὧν τὸ αἷμα Πιλᾶτος ἔμιξεν μετὰ τῶν θυσιῶν αὐτῶν.
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And he answered them,
καὶ ἀποκριθεὶς εἶπεν αὐτοῖς•
q Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners
δοκεῖτε ὅτι οἱ Γαλιλαῖοι οὗτοι ἁμαρτωλοὶ
than [compared to] all the other Galileans,
παρὰ πάντας τοὺς Γαλιλαίους ἐγένοντο,
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because they suffered in this way?
ὅτι ταῦτα πεπόνθασιν;
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No, I tell you;
οὐχί, λέγω ὑμῖν,
but unless you r repent [if you do not repent],
ἀλλʼ ἐὰν μὴ μετανοῆτε
[then] you will all likewise perish.
πάντες ὁμοίως ἀπολεῖσθε.
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Or those eighteen on whom the tower in s Siloam fell
ἢ ἐκεῖνοι οἱ δεκαοκτὼ ἐφʼ οὓς ἔπεσεν ὁ πύργος ἐν τῷ Σιλωὰμ
and [as a result] killed them:
καὶ ἀπέκτεινεν αὐτούς,
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do you think that they were worse offenders
δοκεῖτε ὅτι αὐτοὶ ὀφειλέται ἐγένοντο
than [compared to] all the others who lived in Jerusalem?
παρὰ πάντας τοὺς ἀνθρώπους τοὺς κατοικοῦντας Ἰερουσαλήμ;
No, I tell you;
οὐχί, λέγω ὑμῖν,
but unless you r repent [if you do not repent],
ἀλλʼ ἐὰν μὴ μετανοῆτε
[then] you will all likewise perish.”
πάντες ὡσαύτως ἀπολεῖσθε.
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Implying that those who told Jesus about these things questioned why they had happened to these people.
In the first case, deliberate human evil; in the second case, a tragic accident.
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Luke 13:1-5
Repent or Perish 13 1 There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood p Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And he answered them, q “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? 3 No, I tell you; but unless you r repent, you will all likewise perish. 4 Or those eighteen on whom the tower in s Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? 5 No, I tell you; but unless you r repent, you will all likewise perish.”
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