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. 18:29 For if anyone does any of these abominations, the persons who do them will be cut off from the midst of their people. 9 18:30 You must obey my charge to not practice any of the abominable statutes 10 that have been done before you, so that you do not 11 defile yourselves by them. I am the Lord your God.’”
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.”
10 tn Heb “to not do from the statutes of the detestable acts.”
11 tn Heb “and you will not.” The Hebrew conjunction ו (vav, “and”) can be considered to have resultative force here.