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Psalms 13:5


13:5 But I 1  trust in your faithfulness.

May I rejoice because of your deliverance! 2 

Psalms 52:9


52:9 I will continually 3  thank you when 4  you execute judgment; 5 

I will rely 6  on you, 7  for your loyal followers know you are good. 8 

1 tn The grammatical construction used here (conjunction with independent pronoun) highlights the contrast between the psalmist’s defeated condition envisioned in v. 4 and confident attitude he displays in v. 5.

2 tn Heb “may my heart rejoice in your deliverance.” The verb form is jussive. Having expressed his trust in God’s faithful character and promises, the psalmist prays that his confidence will prove to be well-placed. “Heart” is used here of the seat of the emotions.

3 tn Or, hyperbolically, “forever.”

4 tn Or “for.”

5 tn Heb “you have acted.” The perfect verbal form (1) probably indicates a future perfect here. The psalmist promises to give thanks when the expected vindication has been accomplished. Other options include (2) a generalizing (“for you act”) or (3) rhetorical (“for you will act”) use.

6 tn Or “wait.”

7 tn Heb “your name.” God’s “name” refers here to his reputation and revealed character.

8 tn Heb “for it is good in front of your loyal followers.”

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