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1 Chronicles 19:3

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19:3 the Ammonite officials said to Hanun, “Do you really think David is trying to honor your father by sending these messengers to express his sympathy? 1  No, his servants have come to you so they can get information and spy out the land!” 2 

1 tn Heb “Is David honoring your father in your eyes when he sends to you ones consoling?”

2 tc Heb “Is it not to explore and to overturn and to spy out the land (that) his servants have come to you?” The Hebrew term לַהֲפֹךְ (lahafakh, “to overturn”) seems misplaced in the sequence. Some emend the form to לַחְפֹּר (lakhpor, “to spy out”). The sequence of three infinitives may be a conflation of alternative readings.



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