The 2001 Translation Translator NotesNote

Incorrect insertions of YHWH in the Hebrew Masoretic text

Some literal translations put the name Jehovah/Yahweh in all locations where יהוה appears in the Hebrew Masoretic texts. However, while Jehovah/Yahweh does appear many thousands of times in the Old Testament, we suspect that it was incorrectly inserted it into about 112 additional places in a later date. Why?

We suspect that the Jewish scribes removed the Divine Name from their scrolls at some point. Then, by the 5th century, scribes had fully restored the name, but got several places wrong.

This verse is one of those places.

Please see our page about the Divine Name for more information.

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