772. Family Bedroom

Luke 11:7  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 8
It is common for a whole family, parents, children, and servants, to sleep in the same room, different beds being made for them on different parts of the divan. See note on 2 Kings 1:44Now therefore thus saith the Lord, Thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. And Elijah departed. (2 Kings 1:4) (#325) and on Matthew 9:66But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. (Matthew 9:6) (#649). “Εἱς τὴν κοίτην [in bed] may best be rendered by our abed, for at-bed. Μετ ἐμοῦ [with me] does not necessarily imply in the same bed; rather, according to the simplicity of ancient manners, in the same room” (Bloomfield).