Say to them, ‘As I live, 1 says 2 the Lord, I will surely do to you just what you have spoken in my hearing. 3
So tell them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the LORD, I will do to you the very things I heard you say:
"Say to them, ‘As I live,’ says the LORD, ‘just as you have spoken in My hearing, so I will surely do to you;
Now tell them this: ‘As surely as I live, I will do to you the very things I heard you say. I, the LORD, have spoken!
Tell them, As I live--GOD's decree--here's what I'm going to do:
Say to them, By my life, says the Lord, as certainly as your words have come to my ears, so certainly will I do this to you:
Say to them, "As I live," says the LORD, "I will do to you the very things I heard you say:
"Say to them, ‘As I live,’ says the LORD, ‘just as you have spoken in My hearing, so I will do to you:
unto them, [As truly as]
as ye have spoken
in mine ears
so will I do
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them, ‘As I
, I will surely do to you just
what you have spoken
in my hearing.
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1 sn Here again is the oath that God swore in his wrath, an oath he swore by himself, that they would not enter the land. “As the
2 tn The word נְאֻם (nÿ’um) is an “oracle.” It is followed by the subjective genitive: “the oracle of the
3 tn Heb “in my ears.”
sn They had expressed the longing to have died in the wilderness, and not in war. God will now give them that. They would not say to God “your will be done,” so he says to them, “your will be done” (to borrow from C. S. Lewis).