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Exodus 32:18

Context
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Moses 1  said, “It is not the sound of those who shout for victory, 2  nor is it the sound of those who cry because they are overcome, 3  but the sound of singing 4  I hear.” 5 

XREF

Ex 15:1-18; Da 5:4,23

NET © Notes

tn Heb “he”; the referent (Moses) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

tn Heb “the sound of the answering of might,” meaning it is not the sound of shouting in victory (U. Cassuto, Exodus, 418).

tn Heb “the sound of the answering of weakness,” meaning the cry of the defeated (U. Cassuto, Exodus, 415).

tn Heb “answering in song” (a play on the twofold meaning of the word).

sn See A. Newman, “Compositional Analysis and Functional Ambiguity Equivalence: Translating Exodus 32, 17-18,” Babel 21 (1975): 29-35.



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