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Then[a] Jesus said to him, “Today salvation[b] has come to this household,[c] because he too is a son of Abraham![d]

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  1. Luke 19:9 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the narrative
  2. Luke 19:9 sn This is one of the few uses of the specific term salvation in Luke (1:69, 71, 77), though the concept runs throughout the Gospel.
  3. Luke 19:9 sn The household is not a reference to the building, but to the people who lived within it (L&N 10.8).
  4. Luke 19:9 sn Zacchaeus was personally affirmed by Jesus as a descendant (son) of Abraham and a member of God’s family.