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22 “The Lord is the God of gods. The Lord, the God of gods,[a] knows and Israel shall know. If now we have acted out of rebellion or treachery against the Lord, our God, do not try to save us this day,

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  1. 22:22 The Lord, the God of gods: the Hebrew, which cannot be adequately rendered in English here, adds to the divine name Yhwh (“the Lord”) two synonymous words for “God,” ’el and ’elohim. The repetition of these three sacred words adds force to the protestations of fidelity and innocence.