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2 Kings 8:19-20

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8:19 But the Lord was unwilling to destroy Judah. He preserved Judah for the sake of 1  his servant David to whom he had promised a perpetual dynasty. 2 

8:20 During his reign Edom freed themselves from Judah’s control and set up their own king. 3 

1 tn The Hebrew has only one sentence, “and the Lord was unwilling to destroy Judah for the sake of.” The translation divides it for the sake of clarity.

2 tn Heb “just as he had promised to give him and his sons a lamp all the days.” The metaphorical “lamp” symbolizes the Davidic dynasty; this is reflected in the translation.

3 tn Heb “in his days Edom rebelled from under the hand of Judah and enthroned a king over them.”



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