25:4 Over and over again 1 the Lord has sent 2 his servants the prophets to you. But you have not listened or paid attention. 3 25:5 He said through them, 4 ‘Each of you must turn from your wicked ways and stop doing the evil things you are doing. 5 If you do, I will allow you to continue to live here in the land that I gave to you and your ancestors as a lasting possession. 6
2 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.
4 tn Heb “saying.” The infinitive goes back to “he sent”; i.e., “he sent, saying.”