1 sn Traditionally “dross” (so KJV, ASV, NIV). The metaphor comes from metallurgy; “slag” is the substance left over after the metallic ore has been refined.
2 sn As he explains in the next verse, the psalmist’s fear of judgment motivates him to obey God’s rules.
3 tn Heb “my flesh.”
5 tn Heb “from fear of you.” The pronominal suffix on the noun is an objective genitive.