21:20 They must declare to the elders 2 of his city, “Our son is stubborn and rebellious and pays no attention to what we say – he is a glutton and drunkard.”
1 tn Heb “and he does not listen to them.”
2 tc The LXX and Smr read “to the men,” probably to conform to this phrase in v. 21. However, since judicial cases were the responsibility of the elders in such instances (cf. Deut 19:12; 21:3, 6; 25:7-8) the reading of the MT is likely original and correct here.