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Psalms 19:7

Context

19:7 The law of the Lord is perfect

and preserves one’s life. 1 

The rules set down by the Lord 2  are reliable 3 

and impart wisdom to the inexperienced. 4 

Psalms 116:6

Context

116:6 The Lord protects 5  the untrained; 6 

I was in serious trouble 7  and he delivered me.

1 tn Heb “[it] restores life.” Elsewhere the Hiphil of שׁוּב (shuv, “return”) when used with נֶפֶשׁ (nefesh, “life”) as object, means to “rescue or preserve one’s life” (Job 33:30; Ps 35:17) or to “revive one’s strength” (emotionally or physically; cf. Ruth 4:15; Lam 1:11, 16, 19). Here the point seems to be that the law preserves the life of the one who studies it by making known God’s will. Those who know God’s will know how to please him and can avoid offending him. See v. 11a.

2 tn Traditionally, “the testimony of the Lord.” The noun עֵדוּת (’edut) refers here to the demands of God’s covenant law.

3 tn God’s covenant contains a clear, reliable witness to his moral character and demands.

4 tn Or “the [morally] naive,” that is, the one who is young and still in the process of learning right from wrong and distinguishing wisdom from folly.

5 tn Heb “guards.” The active participle indicates this is a characteristic of the Lord.

6 tn Or “the [morally] naive,” that is, the one who is young and still in the process of learning right from wrong and distinguishing wisdom from folly. See Ps 19:7.

7 tn Heb “I was low.”



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