What does the Great Commission have to do with mobile devices? More than you might think.
tn Heb “And this is the thing that you will do.”
tn Heb “every woman who is familiar with the bed of a male.”
tc Some Greek witnesses (notably Codex Vaticanus [B]) add the words, “ ‘But the virgins you should keep alive.’ And they did so.” These additional words, which probably represent the original Hebrew text, can be retroverted: וְאֶת־הַבְּתוּלוֹת תְּחַיּוּ וַיַּעֲשׂוּ כֵן (ve’et-habbétulot tékhayyu vayya’asu khen). It is likely that a scribe’s eye jumped from the vav (ו) on וְאֶת (vé’et) to the initial vav of v. 11, accidentally leaving out the intervening letters. The present translation is based on this reconstruction.
Sign up for the Verse of the Day
Get beautiful Bible art delivered to your inbox. We’ll send you a new verse every day to download or share.