32:13 So the Lord’s anger was kindled against the Israelites, and he made them wander in the wilderness for forty years, until all that generation that had done wickedly before 1 the Lord was finished. 2 32:14 Now look, you are standing in your fathers’ place, a brood of sinners, to increase still further the fierce wrath of the Lord against the Israelites. 32:15 For if you turn away from following him, he will once again abandon 3 them in the wilderness, and you will be the reason for their destruction.” 4
1 tn Heb “in the eyes of.”
2 tn The verb is difficult to translate, since it has the idea of “complete, finish” (תָּמָם, tamam). It could be translated “consumed” in this passage (so KJV, ASV); NASB “was destroyed.”
3 tn The construction uses a verbal hendiadys with the verb “to add” serving to modify the main verb.
4 tn Heb “and you will destroy all this people.”