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Deuteronomy 29:20

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29:20 The Lord will be unwilling to forgive him, and his intense anger 1  will rage 2  against that man; all the curses 3  written in this scroll will fall upon him 4  and the Lord will obliterate his name from memory. 5 

Deuteronomy 29:23-24

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29:23 The whole land will be covered with brimstone, salt, and burning debris; it will not be planted nor will it sprout or produce grass. It will resemble the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the Lord destroyed in his intense anger. 6  29:24 Then all the nations will ask, “Why has the Lord done all this to this land? What is this fierce, heated display of anger 7  all about?”

1 tn Heb “the wrath of the Lord and his zeal.” The expression is a hendiadys, a figure in which the second noun becomes adjectival to the first.

2 tn Heb “smoke,” or “smolder.”

3 tn Heb “the entire oath.”

4 tn Or “will lie in wait against him.”

5 tn Heb “blot out his name from under the sky.”

6 tn Heb “the anger and the wrath.” This construction is a hendiadys intended to intensify the emotion.

7 tn Heb “this great burning of anger”; KJV “the heat of this great anger.”



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