for each one who is merciful, compassionate, and just. 2
and conducts his business honestly. 4
112:6 For he will never be upended;
others will always remember one who is just. 5
2 tn Heb “merciful and compassionate and just.” The Hebrew text has three singular adjectives, which are probably substantival and in apposition to the “godly” (which is plural, however). By switching to the singular, the psalmist focuses on each individual member of the group known as the “godly.” Note how vv. 5-9, like vv. 1-2a, use the singular to describe the representative godly individual who typifies the whole group.
3 tn Heb “man.”
4 tn Heb “he sustains his matters with justice.”
5 tn Heb “for an eternal memorial a just [one] will be.”