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Psalms 40:16

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40:16 May all those who seek you be happy and rejoice in you!

May those who love to experience 1  your deliverance say continually, 2 

“May the Lord be praised!” 3 

Psalms 70:4

Context

70:4 May all those who seek you be happy and rejoice in you!

May those who love to experience 4  your deliverance say continually, 5 

“May God 6  be praised!” 7 

1 tn Heb “those who love,” which stands metonymically for its cause, the experience of being delivered by the Lord.

2 tn The three prefixed verbal forms prior to the quotation are understood as jussives. The psalmist balances out his imprecation against his enemies with a prayer of blessing upon the godly.

3 tn The prefixed verbal form is taken as a jussive, “may the Lord be magnified [in praise].” Another option is to take the verb as an imperfect, “the Lord is great” (cf. NRSV). See Ps 35:27.

4 tn Heb “those who love,” which stands metonymically for its cause, the experience of being delivered by God.

5 tn The three prefixed verbal forms prior to the quotation are understood as jussives. The psalmist balances out his imprecation against his enemies with a prayer of blessing on the godly.

6 tn Ps 40:16 uses the divine name “Lord” here instead of “God.”

7 tn The prefixed verbal form is taken as a jussive, “may the Lord be magnified [in praise].” Another option is to take the verb as an imperfect, “the Lord is great.” See Ps 35:27.



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