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 23:18
 23:19
 23:20
23:19 God is not human that He should be false, nor mortal that He should change His mind. Shall He say something and not do it, or speak and not fulfill?
Lo ish el vichazev uven-adam veyitnecham hahu amar velo ya'aseh vediber velo yekimenah.
23:20 It is a blessing that I have taken, and when there is such a blessing, I cannot reverse it.
Hineh varech lakachti uverech velo ashivenah.



Commentary:

false
  Kazav in Hebrew. Or, 'waver' (Septuagint).

change His mind
  Yith-nachem in Hebrew. Or, 'be threatened' (Septuagint).

and when there is such a blessing...
  Or, 'since God has blessed them...' (Rashi; Ibn Ezra; Baaley Tosafoth); 'I will bless them and not reverse it' (Targum; Saadia; Septuagint); 'I will not return unless I bless them' (Lekach Tov); or, 'I will not hold back a blessing from them' (Targum Yonathan).





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