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Psalms 64:1

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Psalm 64 1 

For the music director; a psalm of David.

64:1 Listen to me, 2  O God, as I offer my lament!

Protect 3  my life from the enemy’s terrifying attacks. 4 

1 sn Psalm 64. The psalmist asks God to protect him from his dangerous enemies and then confidently affirms that God will destroy his enemies and demonstrate his justice in the sight of all observers.

2 tn Heb “my voice.”

3 tn The imperfect verbal form is used here to express the psalmist’s request.

4 tn Heb “from the terror of [the] enemy.” “Terror” is used here metonymically for the enemy’s attacks that produce fear because they threaten the psalmist’s life.



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