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30 “Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, says, ‘I really did say[a] that your house and your ancestor’s house would serve[b] me forever.’ But now the Lord says, ‘May it never be![c] For I will honor those who honor me, but those who despise me will be cursed!

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  1. 1 Samuel 2:30 tn The infinitive absolute appears before the finite verb for emphasis.
  2. 1 Samuel 2:30 tn Heb “walk about before.”
  3. 1 Samuel 2:30 tn Heb “may it be far removed from me.”

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