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Psalms 5:1

Context
Psalm 5 1 

For the music director, to be accompanied by wind instruments; 2  a psalm of David.

5:1 Listen to what I say, 3  Lord!

Carefully consider my complaint! 4 

1 sn Psalm 5. Appealing to God’s justice and commitment to the godly, the psalmist asks the Lord to intervene and deliver him from evildoers.

2 tn The meaning of the Hebrew word נְחִילוֹת (nÿkhilot), which occurs only here, is uncertain. Many relate the form to חָלִיל (khalil, “flute”).

3 tn Heb “my words.”

4 tn Or “sighing.” The word occurs only here and in Ps 39:3.



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