Son of man
People who are unfamiliar with the term son of man don’t realize it could convey all this meaning, and they are often confused when Jesus uses the term to refer to himself. Since the various components of meaning can easily be drawn from the context in which the term occurs, I've chosen to replace it with a personal pronoun in most contexts in the Better Life Bible to avoid confusion. A comparison of the parallel texts below illustrates that Matthew did the same thing by replacing the term son of man with the personal pronoun I:
Luke 12:8 . . . whoever confesses me . . . the Son of Man will also confess . . .
Matthew 10:32 . . . whoever confesses me . . . I will also confess . . .
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