9:21 The leaders then added, 1 “Let them live.” So they became 2 woodcutters and water carriers for the whole community, as the leaders had decided. 3
9:23 Now you are condemned to perpetual servitude as woodcutters and water carriers for the house of my God.” 4
1 tc Heb “and the leaders said to them.” The LXX omits the words “and the leaders said to them.”
2 tn The vav (ו) consecutive construction in the Hebrew text suggests that the narrative resumes at this point. The LXX reads here, “and they will be,” understanding what follows to be a continuation of the leaders’ words rather than a comment by the narrator.
3 tn Heb “as the leaders said to them.”
4 tn Heb “Now you are cursed and a servant will not be cut off from you, woodcutters and water carriers for the house of my God.”