7:39 Our 1 ancestors 2 were unwilling to obey 3 him, but pushed him aside 4 and turned back to Egypt in their hearts,
1 tn Grk “whom our.” The continuation of the sentence as a relative clause is awkward in English, so a new sentence was started in the translation at this point.
2 tn Or “forefathers”; Grk “fathers.”
3 sn To obey. Again the theme of the speech is noted. The nation disobeyed the way of God and opted for Egypt over the promised land.
5 sn Traditionally, “stiff-necked people.” Now the critique begins in earnest.
7 tn Or “You stubborn and obstinate people!” (The phrase “uncircumcised hearts and ears” is another figure for stubbornness.)
8 tn Or “forefathers”; Grk “fathers.”