my lips will praise you.
in your name I will lift up my hands. 4
My mouth joyfully praises you, 7
and think about you during the nighttime hours.
under your wings 10 I rejoice.
your right hand upholds me.
1 tn This line is understood as giving the basis for the praise promised in the following line. Another option is to take the Hebrew particle כִּי (ki) as asseverative/emphasizing, “Indeed, your loyal love is better” (cf. NEB, which leaves the particle untranslated).
2 tn The word “experiencing” is supplied in the translation for clarification. The psalmist does not speak here of divine loyal love in some abstract sense, but of loyal love revealed and experienced.
3 tn Or perhaps “then.”
5 tn Heb “like fat and fatness.”
6 tn Or “me.”
7 tn Heb “and [with] lips of joy my mouth praises.”
9 tn Or “[source of] help.”
10 tn Heb “in the shadow of your wings.”
11 tn Or “I.” The Hebrew term נֶפֶשׁ (nefesh) with a pronominal suffix is often equivalent to a pronoun, especially in poetry (see BDB 660 s.v. נֶפֶשׁ 4.a).