18:24 “‘Do not defile yourselves with any of these things, for the nations which I am about to drive out before you 1 have been defiled with all these things. 18:25 Therefore 2 the land has become unclean and I have brought the punishment for its iniquity upon it, 3 so that the land has vomited out its inhabitants. 18:26 You yourselves must obey 4 my statutes and my regulations and must not do any of these abominations, both the native citizen and the resident foreigner in your midst, 5 18:27 for the people who were in the land before you have done all these abominations, 6 and the land has become unclean. 18:28 So do not make the land vomit you out because you defile it 7 just as it has vomited out the nations 8 that were before you.
1 tn Heb “which I am sending away (Piel participle of שָׁלַח [shalakh, “to send”]) from your faces.” The rendering here takes the participle as anticipatory of the coming conquest events.
2 tn Heb “And.” The Hebrew conjunction ו (vav, “and”) can be considered to have resultative or even inferential force here.
4 tn Heb “And you shall keep, you.” The latter emphatic personal pronoun “you” is left out of a few medieval Hebrew
5 tn Heb “the native and the sojourner”; NIV “The native-born and the aliens”; NAB “whether natives or resident aliens.”
6 tn Heb “for all these abominations the men of the land who were before you have done.”
7 tn Heb “And the land will not vomit you out in your defiling it.”