For I would have committed 1 a shameful act, 2 an iniquity to be judged. 3
For that would have been shameful, a sin to be judged.
"For that would be a lustful crime; Moreover, it would be an iniquity punishable by judges.
For lust is a shameful sin, a crime that should be punished.
For disgusting behavior like that, I'd deserve the worst punishment you could hand out.
For that would be a crime; it would be an act for which punishment would be measured out by the judges:
For that would be a heinous crime; that would be a criminal offense;
For that would be wickedness; Yes, it would be iniquity deserving of judgment.
For this [is] an heinous crime
yea, it [is] an iniquity
[to be punished by] the judges
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I would have committed a shameful
act, an iniquity
to be judged.
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2 tn The word for “shameful act” is used especially for sexual offenses (cf. Lev 18:27).
3 tc Some have deleted this verse as being short and irrelevant, not to mention problematic. But the difficulties are not insurmountable, and there is no reason to delete it. There is a Kethib-Qere reading in each half verse; in the first the Kethib is masculine for the subject but the Qere is feminine going with “shameless deed.” In the second colon the Kethib is the feminine agreeing with the preceding noun, but the Qere is masculine agreeing with “iniquity.”
tn The expression עָוֹן פְּלִילִים (’avon pÿlilim) means “an iniquity of the judges.” The first word is not spelled as a construct noun, and so this has led some to treat the second word as an adjective (with enclitic mem [ם]). The sense is similar in either case, for the adjective occurs in Job 31:28 meaning “calling for judgment” (See GKC 427 §131.s).