143:11 O Lord, for the sake of your reputation, 1 revive me! 2
Because of your justice, rescue me from trouble! 3
143:12 As a demonstration of your loyal love, 4 destroy my enemies!
Annihilate 5 all who threaten my life, 6
for I am your servant.
1 tn Heb “name,” which here stands metonymically for God’s reputation.
2 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.
3 tn Heb “by your justice bring out my life from trouble.”
4 tn Heb “in [or “by”] your faithfulness.”
5 tn The perfect with vav (ו) consecutive carries on the mood of the preceding imperfect.
6 tn Heb “all the enemies of my life.”