37:25 I was once young, now I am old.
I have never seen a godly man abandoned,
or his children 1 forced to search for food. 2
37:40 The Lord helps them and rescues them;
he rescues them from evil men and delivers them, 3
for they seek his protection.
1 tn Or “offspring”; Heb “seed.”
2 tn Heb “or his offspring searching for food.” The expression “search for food” also appears in Lam 1:11, where Jerusalem’s refugees are forced to search for food and to trade their valuable possessions for something to eat.
3 tn The prefixed verbal forms with vav (ו) consecutive carry on the generalizing tone of the preceding verse.