1And immediately the Lord God was angry with us. And the Lord said to me, Because you have forsaken my commandment and have not kept my word, which I made binding on you, behold I will afflict your body with seventy ills. 1 Lit. ‘I will bring upon your body seventy blows (or ‘strokes’ – of the rod)’. With all kinds of different pains will you be tormented in every limb, from your head and eyes and ears right down to your toe-nails. 2These ills he appointed for us as a punishment. 2 All MSS have an additional phrase here. They differ widely from one another, but not one makes even tolerable sense. All of them has the Lord laid on me and all our race.