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2 Chronicles 36:14-16

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36:14 All the leaders of the priests and people became more unfaithful and committed the same horrible sins practiced by the nations. 1  They defiled the Lord’s temple which he had consecrated in Jerusalem.

The Babylonians Destroy Jerusalem

36:15 The Lord God of their ancestors 2  continually warned them through his messengers, 3  for he felt compassion for his people and his dwelling place. 36:16 But they mocked God’s messengers, despised his warnings, 4  and ridiculed his prophets. 5  Finally the Lord got very angry at his people and there was no one who could prevent his judgment. 6 

1 tn Heb “like the abominable practices of the nations.”

2 tn Heb “fathers.”

3 tn Heb “and the Lord God of their fathers sent against them by the hand of his messengers, getting up early and sending.”

4 tn Heb “his words.”

5 tn All three verbal forms (“mocked,” “despised,” and “ridiculed”) are active participles in the Hebrew text, indicating continual or repeated action. They made a habit of rejecting God’s prophetic messengers.

6 tn Heb “until the anger of the Lord went up against his people until there was no healer.”



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