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17:14 Last Reading
God said to Moses, 'Write this as a reminder in the Book and repeat it carefully to Joshua. I will totally obliterate the memory of Amalek from under the heavens.'
Vayomer Adonay el-Moshe ketov zot zikaron basefer vesim be'ozney Yehoshua ki-machoh emcheh et-zecher Amalek mitachat hashamayim.
17:15 Moses built an altar, and he named it God-is-my-Banner.
Vayiven Moshe mizbe'ach vayikra shmo Adonay Nisi.
17:16 He said, 'The Hand is on God's Throne. God shall be at war with Amalek for all generations.'
Vayomer ki-yad al-kes yah milchamah l'Adonay ba'Amalek midor dor.


  The Torah. See Exodus 24:4,7, 34:27.

  Literally, 'in his ears.' See note on Genesis 20:8.

I will totally obliterate...
  See Deuteronomy 25:19.

  (Rashbam). (Adonoy Nissi in Hebrew. Or, 'God is my Miracle' (Targum; Rashi); or 'God has raised me up' (Saadia Gaon).

The Hand is on God's Throne
  This denotes a divine oath (Targum; Mekhilta; Rashi). Or, 'When the divine throne [of Israel] is established, then God shall be at war...' (Mekhilta; Rashbam; Ramban). Or, 'With a secret hand, God wages war....' (Septuagint).

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