21:18 If a person has a stubborn, rebellious son who pays no attention to his father or mother, and they discipline him to no avail, 3
1 tn Heb “the
2 tn Heb “did not hear your voice and did not turn an ear to you.”
3 tn Heb “and he does not listen to them.”
4 tc The LXX and Smr read “to the men,” probably to conform to this phrase in v. 21. However, since judicial cases were the responsibility of the elders in such instances (cf. Deut 19:12; 21:3, 6; 25:7-8) the reading of the MT is likely original and correct here.