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Nehemiah 9:17

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9:17 They refused to obey and did not recall your miracles that you had performed among them. Instead, they rebelled and appointed a leader to return to their bondage in Egypt. 1  But you are a God of forgiveness, merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and unfailing in your loyal love. 2  You did not abandon them,

Nehemiah 9:29

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9:29 And you solemnly admonished them in order to return them to your law, but they behaved presumptuously and did not obey your commandments. They sinned against your ordinances – those by which an individual, if he obeys them, 3  will live. They boldly turned from you; 4  they rebelled 5  and did not obey.

1 tc The present translation follows a few medieval Hebrew MSS and the LXX in reading בְּמִצְרָיִם (bÿmitsrayim, “in Egypt”; so also NAB, NASB, NRSV, TEV, NLT) rather than the MT reading בְּמִרְיָם (bÿmiryam, “in their rebellion”).

2 tc The translation follows the Qere reading חֶסֶד (khesed, “loyal love”) rather than the Kethib reading וְחֶסֶד (vÿkhesed, “and loyal love”) of the MT.

3 tn Heb “if a man keep.” See note on the word “obey” in Neh 1:5.

4 tn Heb “they gave a stubborn shoulder.”

5 tn Heb “they stiffened their neck.”



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