1 tn Heb “the fear of the
2 tn Heb “days” (so KJV, ASV).
3 tn Heb “years.” The term “years” functions as a synecdoche of part (= years) for the whole (= lifespan).
4 sn This general saying has to be qualified with the problem of the righteous suffering and dying young, a problem that perplexed the sages of the entire ancient world. But this is the general principle: The righteous live longer because their life is the natural one and because God blesses them.
5 tn Heb “but he condemns”; the referent (the
6 tn Heb “a man of wicked plans.” The noun מְזִמּוֹת (mÿzimmot, “evil plans”) functions as an attributive genitive: “an evil-scheming man.” Cf. NASB “a man who devises evil”; NAB “the schemer.”