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1 Kings 13:21-22

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13:21 and he cried out to the prophet from Judah, “This is what the Lord says, ‘You 1  have rebelled against the Lord 2  and have not obeyed the command the Lord your God gave you. 13:22 You went back and ate and drank in this place, even though he said to you, “Do not eat or drink there.” 3  Therefore 4  your corpse will not be buried in your ancestral tomb.’” 5 

1 tn The Hebrew text has “because” at the beginning of the sentence. In the Hebrew text vv. 21-22 are one long sentence comprised of a causal clause giving the reason for divine punishment (vv. 21-22a) and the main clause announcing the punishment (v. 22b). The translation divides this lengthy sentence for stylistic reasons.

2 tn Heb “the mouth [i.e., command] of the Lord.

3 tn Heb “and you returned and ate food and drank water in the place about which he said to you, ‘do not eat food and do not drink water.’”

4 tn “Therefore” is added for stylistic reasons. See the note at 1 Kgs 13:21 pertaining to the grammatical structure of vv. 21-22.

5 tn Heb “will not go to the tomb of your fathers.”



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