20:23 I also swore 1 to them in the wilderness that I would scatter them among the nations and disperse them throughout the lands. 2 20:24 I did this 3 because they did not observe my regulations, they rejected my statutes, they desecrated my Sabbaths, and their eyes were fixed on 4 their fathers’ idols.
1 tn Heb “I lifted up my hand.”
3 tn The words “I did this” are not in the Hebrew text, but are supplied for stylistic reasons. Verses 23-24 are one long sentence in the Hebrew text. The translation divides this sentence into two for stylistic reasons.