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Psalms 124:4-5

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124:4 The water would have overpowered us;

the current 1  would have overwhelmed 2  us. 3 

124:5 The raging water

would have overwhelmed us. 4 

1 tn Or “stream.”

2 tn Heb “would have passed over.”

3 tn Heb “our being.” The Hebrew term נֶפֶשׁ (nefesh) with a pronominal suffix is often equivalent to a pronoun, especially in poetry (see BDB 660 s.v. נֶפֶשׁ 4.a).

4 tn Heb “then they would have passed over our being, the raging waters.”



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