“Then you will begin
In our streets.’”
τότε ἄρξεσθε λέγειν Ἐφάγομεν ἐνώπιόν σου καὶ ἐπίομεν, Ἐφάγομεν ἐνώπιόν σου καὶ ἐπίομεν
Luke continued with Jesus saying that they would begin to say (τότε ἄρξεσθε λέγειν) that they ate and drank with him (Ἐφάγομεν ἐνώπιόν σου καὶ ἐπίομεν). He had taught in their streets (Ἐφάγομεν ἐνώπιόν σου καὶ ἐπίομεν). This verse is somewhat similar to Matthew, chapter 7:22, from the Sermon on the Mount, perhaps a Q source. Matthew had Jesus say that on that day, the judgment day, many would say to him Lord! Lord (Κύριε Κύριε)! Did we not prophesize in your name? Did we not cast out demons in your name? Did we not do many great marvelous works in your name? In Luke here, they said that they had ate and drank with Jesus. They let him teach in their streets and towns. In other words, they were friends. Do you worry about lost friends?