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Psalm 89:1-2

Psalm 106:23

So he said, he would have destroyed them,
 had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the gap 
 to turn away his wrathful indignation....


This is a case where the Grail translation strikes me as more powerful:

Then he spoke of exterminating them....

No real difference even of emphasis, but somehow "exterminate" seems more intense.


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Several years ago, I would have agreed, but now, I can't read or hear the word exterminate with a straight face.


:-) I had to fight that off, too.


It’s a Doctor Who thing: robots called Daleks. Any encounter with them ends with them saying “Exterminate!”


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