If I rebuild what I destroyed, I prove that I am a law-breaker.
"For if I rebuild what I have once destroyed, I prove myself to be a transgressor.
Rather, I make myself guilty if I rebuild the old system I already tore down.
If I was "trying to be good," I would be rebuilding the same old barn that I tore down. I would be acting as a charlatan.
For if I put up again those things which I gave to destruction, I am seen to be a wrongdoer.
But if I build up again the very things that I once tore down, then I demonstrate that I am a transgressor.
"For if I build again those things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
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1 tn Or “once tore down.”
2 tn Traditionally, “that I am a transgressor.”