So often, we hear Scripture in translation and assume a meaning for its words based on how we use those words in our modern language. When we do this, we make three mistakes. First, we forget that the way words are used can change over time; second, we disregard the problem of translation; third, and most importantly, we ignore the author’s use of the term, which may part ways even with the way that word is understood in his historical context.
In Scripture, to understand a word, you have to look at its usage throughout the text. Fortunately, in the case of the term, “worthy,” Matthew leaves plenty of breadcrumbs.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 10:11-20.
Episode 281 Matthew 10:11-20; “Darkling” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http:// creativecommons .org/ licenses /by/3.0/