In the middle of the assembly I will praise you!
All you descendants of Jacob, honor him!
All you descendants of Israel, stand in awe of him! 3
he did not ignore him; 6
when he cried out to him, he responded. 7
I will fulfill my promises before the Lord’s loyal followers. 9
they will tell a future generation what he has accomplished. 11
3 tn Heb “fear him.”
4 tn Or “affliction”; or “need.”
5 sn In this verse the psalmist refers to himself in the third person and characterizes himself as oppressed.
6 tn Heb “he did not hide his face from him.” For other uses of the idiom “hide the face” meaning “ignore,” see Pss 10:11; 13:1; 51:9. Sometimes the idiom carries the stronger idea of “reject” (see Pss 27:9; 88:14).
7 tn Heb “heard.”
8 tn Heb “from with you [is] my praise.”
9 tn Heb “my vows I will fulfill before those who fear him.” When asking the
10 tn Heb “his righteousness.” Here the noun צִדָקָה (tsidaqah) refers to the Lord’s saving deeds whereby he vindicates the oppressed.
11 tn Heb “to a people [to be] born that he has acted.” The words “they will tell” are supplied in the translation for stylistic reasons.