16:26 And he said to the community, “Move away from the tents of these wicked 1 men, and do not touch anything they have, lest you be destroyed because 2 of all their sins.” 3
35:31 Moreover, you must not accept a ransom for the life of a murderer who is guilty of death; he must surely be put to death.
1 tn The word רָשָׁע (rasha’) has the sense of a guilty criminal. The word “wicked” sometimes gives the wrong connotation. These men were opposing the
2 tn The preposition bet (בְּ) in this line is causal – “on account of their sins.”
3 sn The impression is that the people did not hear what the