28:8 The Israelites seized from their brothers 200,000 wives, sons, and daughters. They also carried off a huge amount of plunder and took it 1 back to Samaria. 2
28:9 Oded, a prophet of the Lord, was there. He went to meet the army as they arrived in Samaria and said to them: “Look, because the Lord God of your ancestors was angry with Judah he handed them over to you. You have killed them so mercilessly that God has taken notice. 3 28:10 And now you are planning 4 to enslave 5 the people 6 of Judah and Jerusalem. Yet are you not also guilty before the Lord your God?
1 tn Heb “the loot.” The pronoun (“it”) has been used in the translation for stylistic reasons, to avoid redundancy.
3 tn Heb “and you killed them with anger [that] reaches as far as heaven.”
4 tn Heb “saying.”
5 tn Heb “to enslave as male servants and female servants.”
6 tn Heb “sons.”