25:3 “For the last twenty-three years, from the thirteenth year that Josiah son of Amon was ruling in Judah 1 until now, the Lord has been speaking to me. I told you over and over again 2 what he said. 3 But you would not listen. 25:4 Over and over again 4 the Lord has sent 5 his servants the prophets to you. But you have not listened or paid attention. 6
3 tn The words “what he said” are not in the text but are implicit. They are supplied in the translation for clarity.
5 tn The vav consecutive with the perfect in a past narrative is a little unusual. Here it is probably indicating repeated action in past time in keeping with the idiom that precedes and follows it. See GKC 332 §112.f for other possible examples.