For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment,
For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just penalty,
The message God delivered through angels has always proved true, and the people were punished for every violation of the law and every act of disobedience.
If the old message delivered by the angels was valid and nobody got away with anything,
Because if the word which came through the angels was fixed, and in the past every evil act against God’s orders was given its full punishment;
For if the message declared through angels was valid, and every transgression or disobedience received a just penalty,
For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward,
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1 sn The message spoken through angels refers to the OT law, which according to Jewish tradition was mediated to Moses through angels (cf. Deut 33:2; Ps 68:17-18; Acts 7:38, 53; Gal 3:19; and Jub. 1:27, 29; Josephus, Ant. 15.5.3 [15.136]).
2 tn Grk “through angels became valid and every violation.”