20:21 “‘But the children 1 rebelled against me, did not follow my statutes, did not observe my regulations by carrying them out (the one who obeys 2 them will live by them), and desecrated my Sabbaths. I decided to pour out 3 my rage on them and fully vent my anger against them in the wilderness. 20:22 But I refrained from doing so, 4 and acted instead for the sake of my reputation, so that I would not be profaned before the nations in whose sight I had brought them out. 20:23 I also swore 5 to them in the wilderness that I would scatter them among the nations and disperse them throughout the lands. 6 20:24 I did this 7 because they did not observe my regulations, they rejected my statutes, they desecrated my Sabbaths, and their eyes were fixed on 8 their fathers’ idols.
1 tn Heb “sons.”
2 tn Or “carries them out.”
3 tn Heb “and I said/thought to pour out.”
5 tn Heb “I lifted up my hand.”
7 tn The words “I did this” are not in the Hebrew text, but are supplied for stylistic reasons. Verses 23-24 are one long sentence in the Hebrew text. The translation divides this sentence into two for stylistic reasons.