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50 the servant’s master will come on an unexpected day and at an unknown hour 51 (A)and will punish him severely[a] and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.

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  1. 24:51 Punish him severely: the Greek verb, found in the New Testament only here and in the Lucan parallel (Lk 12:46), means, literally, “cut in two.” With the hypocrites: see note on Mt 6:2. Matthew classes the unfaithful Christian leader with the unbelieving leaders of Judaism. Wailing and grinding of teeth: see note on Mt 8:11–12.

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