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Psalms 28:2

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28:2 Hear my plea for mercy when I cry out to you for help,

when I lift my hands 1  toward your holy temple! 2 

Psalms 63:4

Context

63:4 For this reason 3  I will praise you while I live;

in your name I will lift up my hands. 4 

1 sn I lift my hands. Lifting one’s hands toward God was a gesture of prayer.

2 tn The Hebrew term דְּבִיר (dÿvir, “temple”) actually refers to the most holy place within the sanctuary.

3 tn Or perhaps “then.”

4 sn I will lift up my hands. Lifting up one’s hands toward God was a gesture of prayer (see Ps 28:2; Lam 2:19) or respect (Ps 119:48).



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