27:10 Do not listen to them, 1 because their prophecies are lies. 2 Listening to them will only cause you 3 to be taken far away from your native land. I will drive you out of your country and you will die in exile. 4
27:14 Do not listen to the prophets who are telling you that you do not need to serve 5 the king of Babylon. For they are prophesying lies to you.
1 tn The words “Don’t listen to them” have been repeated from v. 9a to pick up the causal connection between v. 9a and v. 10 that is formally introduced by a causal particle in v. 10 in the original text.
2 tn Heb “they are prophesying a lie.”
3 tn Heb “lies will result in your being taken far…” (לְמַעַן [lÿma’an] + infinitive). This is a rather clear case of the particle לְמַעַן introducing result (contra BDB 775 s.v. מַעַן note 1. There is no irony in this statement; it is a bold prediction).
4 tn The words “out of your country” are not in the text but are implicit in the meaning of the verb. The words “in exile” are also not in the text but are implicit in the context. These words have been supplied in the translation for clarity.