I will magnify him as I give him thanks! 2
69:31 That will please the Lord more than an ox or a bull
with horns and hooves.
69:32 The oppressed look on – let them rejoice!
69:33 For the Lord listens to the needy;
he does not despise his captive people. 5
69:34 Let the heavens and the earth praise him,
along with the seas and everything that swims in them!
69:35 For God will deliver Zion
and rebuild the cities of Judah,
69:36 The descendants of his servants will inherit it,
1 tn Heb “I will praise the name of God with a song.”
2 tn Heb “I will magnify him with thanks.”
5 tn Heb “his prisoners he does not despise.”
6 tn Heb “they”; the referent (God’s people) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
9 sn Verses 35-36 appear to be an addition to the psalm from the time of the exile. The earlier lament reflects an individual’s situation, while these verses seem to reflect a communal application of it.