In the fourth generation 1 your descendants 2 will return here, for the sin of the Amorites has not yet reached its limit.” 3
In the fourth generation your descendants will come back here, for the sin of the Amorites has not yet reached its full measure."
"Then in the fourth generation they will return here, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete."
After four generations your descendants will return here to this land, when the sin of the Amorites has run its course."
Not until the fourth generation will your descendants return here; sin is still a thriving business among the Amorites."
And in the fourth generation they will come back here; for at present the sin of the Amorite is not full.
And they shall come back here in the fourth generation; for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete."
"But in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete."
But in the fourth
they shall come hither
for the iniquity
of the Amorites
[is] not yet
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In the fourth
your descendants will return
of the Amorites
reached its limit.”
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1 sn The term generation is being used here in its widest sense to refer to a full life span. When the chronological factors are considered and the genealogies tabulated, there are four hundred years of bondage. This suggests that in this context a generation is equivalent to one hundred years.
2 tn Heb “they”; the referent (“your descendants”) has been supplied in the translation for clarity.
3 tn Heb “is not yet complete.”
sn The sin of the Amorites has not yet reached its limit. The justice of God is apparent. He will wait until the Amorites are fully deserving of judgment before he annihilates them and gives the land to Israel.