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Psalms 28:9

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28:9 Deliver your people!

Empower 1  the nation that belongs to you! 2 

Care for them like a shepherd and carry them in your arms 3  at all times! 4 

Psalms 33:12

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33:12 How blessed 5  is the nation whose God is the Lord,

the people whom he has chosen to be his special possession. 6 

Psalms 74:2

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74:2 Remember your people 7  whom you acquired in ancient times,

whom you rescued 8  so they could be your very own nation, 9 

as well as Mount Zion, where you dwell!

Psalms 78:62

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78:62 He delivered his people over to the sword,

and was angry with his chosen nation. 10 

Psalms 78:71

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78:71 He took him away from following the mother sheep, 11 

and made him the shepherd of Jacob, his people,

and of Israel, his chosen nation. 12 

Psalms 79:1

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Psalm 79 13 

A psalm of Asaph.

79:1 O God, foreigners 14  have invaded your chosen land; 15 

they have polluted your holy temple

and turned Jerusalem 16  into a heap of ruins.

Psalms 94:5

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94:5 O Lord, they crush your people;

they oppress the nation that belongs to you. 17 

Psalms 94:14

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94:14 Certainly 18  the Lord does not forsake his people;

he does not abandon the nation that belongs to him. 19 

Psalms 106:40

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106:40 So the Lord was angry with his people 20 

and despised the people who belong to him. 21 

1 tn Or “bless.”

2 tn Heb “your inheritance.” The parallelism (note “your people”) indicates that Israel is in view.

3 tn Heb “shepherd them and lift them up.”

sn The shepherd metaphor is sometimes associated with royal responsibility. See 2 Sam 5:2; 7:7; Mic 5:2-4).

4 tn Or “forever.”

5 tn The Hebrew noun is an abstract plural. The word often refers metonymically to the happiness that God-given security and prosperity produce (see Pss 1:1; 2:12; 34:9; 41:1; 65:4; 84:12; 89:15; 106:3; 112:1; 127:5; 128:1; 144:15).

6 tn Heb “inheritance.”

7 tn Heb “your assembly,” which pictures God’s people as an assembled community.

8 tn Heb “redeemed.” The verb “redeem” casts God in the role of a leader who protects members of his extended family in times of need and crisis (see Ps 19:14).

9 tn Heb “the tribe of your inheritance” (see Jer 10:16; 51:19).

10 tn Heb “his inheritance.”

11 tn Heb “from after the ewes he brought him.”

12 tn Heb “to shepherd Jacob, his people, and Israel, his inheritance.”

13 sn Psalm 79. The author laments how the invading nations have destroyed the temple and city of Jerusalem. He asks God to forgive his people and to pour out his vengeance on those who have mistreated them.

14 tn Or “nations.”

15 tn Heb “have come into your inheritance.”

16 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

17 tn Or “your inheritance.”

18 tn Or “for.”

19 tn Or “his inheritance.”

20 tn Heb “the anger of the Lord burned against his people.”

21 tn Heb “his inheritance.”



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