9:29 And you solemnly admonished them in order to return them to your law, but they behaved presumptuously and did not obey your commandments. They sinned against your ordinances – those by which an individual, if he obeys them, 1 will live. They boldly turned from you; 2 they rebelled 3 and did not obey. 9:30 You prolonged your kindness 4 with them for many years, and you solemnly admonished them by your Spirit through your prophets. Still they paid no attention, 5 so you delivered them into the hands of the neighboring peoples. 6
2 tn Heb “they gave a stubborn shoulder.”
3 tn Heb “they stiffened their neck.”
4 tn The Hebrew expression here is elliptical. The words “your kindness” are not included in the Hebrew text, but have been supplied in the translation for clarity.
5 tn Heb “did not give ear to.”
6 tn Heb “the peoples of the lands.”