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43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.[a] The one who has ears had better listen![b]

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  1. Matthew 13:43 sn An allusion to Dan 12:3.
  2. Matthew 13:43 tn The translation “had better listen!” captures the force of the third person imperative more effectively than the traditional “let him hear,” which sounds more like a permissive than an imperative to the modern English reader. This was Jesus’ common expression to listen and heed carefully (cf. Matt 11:15; 13:9; Mark 4:9, 23; Luke 8:8; 14:35).