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“Therefore Yahweh the God of Israel says,
‘I had said, yes, said,
that your house and the house of your father
would walk before me forever.’
But now Yahweh says, ‘Be it far from me,
for those who honor me I will honor
and those who treat me with contempt will be lightly esteemed. Bible

“said, yes, said.” The Hebrew text uses the figure of speech polyptoton for emphasis, doubling the word “said.” [For more on polyptoton and this way of translating it, see commentary on Gen. 2:16].

“would walk before me forever.” This seems to go back to the High Priestly line that came from Aaron.


Commentary for: 1 Samuel 2:30