4:15 so that he may initiate a search of the records39 of his predecessors40 and discover in those records41 that this city is rebellious42 and injurious to both kings and provinces, producing internal revolts43 from long ago.44 It is for this very reason that this city was destroyed.
tn Aram “the book of the minutes.”
tn Aram “of your fathers.”
tn Aram “discover … and learn.” For stylistic reasons this has been translated as a single concept.
tn Aram “is a rebellious city.”
tn Aram “revolts they are making in its midst.”