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Matt. 19.29

Mark 10.29-30

Luke 18.29-30

29 And everyone or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields, for mv name's sake, will receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.

29 Truly I tell you, there is no one

29 Truly I you, there is no one who has left house or wife

or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for mv sake and for the sake of the

30 who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time — houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields, with persecutions — and in the age to come eternal life.

or brothers or parents or children.

for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30 who will not get back very much more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life.

Note the typical performance variations. The saying is regularly regarded as a reflection of the aspirations of the later communities (Funk, Five Gospels 93; Ludemann, Jesus 70), though it should be noted that Jesus himself provided the obvious template for the realisation of such aspirations. See also Jacobson, 'Jesus against the Family' 208 (above, n. 221).

241. Hengel consistently presses Matt. 8.21-22/Luke 9.59-60 in this direction: 'requires a break even with the strongest of human links, the family'; 'demands complete freedom from all family ties for the disciple'; 'breaking with one's own family' {Charismatic Leader 5, 13, 29-30, 33-35). But he also notes two prophetic precedents, Ezek. 24.15-24 and Jer. 16.1-4 (1112; also 16-17). See further McKnight, New Vision 179-87, 193. And note again Bailey's cautionary observations (chapter 13 at n. 72 and chapter 14 n. 169).

242. Similarly with the Q(?) saying Matt. 10.34-36/Luke 12.51-53/GTh 16:

Matt. 10.34-36

Luke 12.51-53

34 Do not think that I came to cast peace on the earth: I came to cast not peace but a sword.

35 For I came to turn a person against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a against her mother-in-law; 36 and a

Do you consider that I have come to bring peace in the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! 52 For from now on in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three; 53 they will be divided: father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.

person's enemies will be the members of his household.

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