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“I raised you up[a] from the dust and made you ruler over my people Israel. Yet you followed in Jeroboam’s footsteps[b] and encouraged my people Israel to sin; their sins have made me angry.[c]

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 16:2 tn The Hebrew text has “because” at the beginning of the sentence. In the Hebrew text vv. 2-3 are one sentence comprised of a causal clause giving the reason for divine punishment (v. 2) and the main clause announcing the punishment (v. 3). The translation divides this sentence for stylistic reasons.
  2. 1 Kings 16:2 tn Heb “walked in the way of Jeroboam.”
  3. 1 Kings 16:2 tn Heb “angering me by their sins.”

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