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Nehemiah 9:10-11

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9:10 You performed awesome signs 1  against Pharaoh, against his servants, and against all the people of his land, for you knew that the Egyptians 2  had acted presumptuously 3  against them. You made for yourself a name that is celebrated to this day. 9:11 You split the sea before them, and they crossed through 4  the sea on dry ground! But you threw their pursuers 5  into the depths, like a stone into surging 6  waters.

1 tn Heb “signs and wonders.” This phrase is a hendiadys. The second noun functions adjectivally, while the first noun retains its full nominal sense: “awesome signs” or “miraculous signs.”

2 tn Heb “they”; the referent (the Egyptians) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

3 tn Or “arrogantly” (so NASB); NRSV “insolently.”

4 tn Heb “in the midst of.”

5 tn Heb “those who pursued them.”

6 tn Heb “mighty.”



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