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43 And Jesus[a] said to him, “I tell you the truth,[b] today[c] you will be with me in paradise.”[d]

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  1. Luke 23:43 tn Grk “he.”
  2. Luke 23:43 tn Grk “Truly (ἀμήν, amēn), I say to you.”
  3. Luke 23:43 sn Jesus gives more than the criminal asked for, because the blessing will come today, not in the future. He will be among the righteous. See the note on today in 2:11.
  4. Luke 23:43 sn In the NT, paradise is mentioned three times. Here it refers to the abode of the righteous dead. In Rev 2:7 it refers to the restoration of Edenic paradise predicted in Isa 51:3 and Ezek 36:35. In 2 Cor 12:4 it probably refers to the “third heaven” (2 Cor 12:2) as the place where God dwells.