Psalms 143:11-12

143:11 O Lord, for the sake of your reputation, revive me!

Because of your justice, rescue me from trouble!

143:12 As a demonstration of your loyal love, destroy my enemies!

Annihilate all who threaten my life,

for I am your servant.

tn Heb “name,” which here stands metonymically for God’s reputation.

tn The imperfect verbal forms in vv. 11-12a are understood as expressing the psalmist’s desire. Note the petitionary tone of vv. 7-10a.

tn Heb “by your justice bring out my life from trouble.”

tn Heb “in [or “by”] your faithfulness.”

tn The perfect with vav (ו) consecutive carries on the mood of the preceding imperfect.

tn Heb “all the enemies of my life.”