32:26 “I said, ‘I want to cut them in pieces. 1
I want to make people forget they ever existed.
32:27 But I fear the reaction 2 of their enemies,
for 3 their adversaries would misunderstand
and say, “Our power is great, 4
and the Lord has not done all this!”’
32:28 They are a nation devoid of wisdom,
and there is no understanding among them.
1 tc The LXX reads “I said I would scatter them.” This reading is followed by a number of English versions (e.g., KJV, ASV, NIV, NCV, NRSV, NLT, CEV).
2 tn Heb “anger.”
3 tn Heb “lest.”
4 tn Heb “Our hand is high.” Cf. NAB “Our own hand won the victory.”