1 tn Or “for.” This verse explains that the psalmist’s suffering is due to his allegiance to God.
2 tn Or “devotion to.”
3 sn God’s house, the temple, here represents by metonymy God himself.
4 tn Heb “the insults of those who insult you fall upon me.”
sn Jn 2:17 applies the first half of this verse to Jesus’ ministry in the context of John’s account of Jesus cleansing the temple.
5 sn Fasting was a practice of mourners. By refraining from normal activities such as eating food, the mourner demonstrated the sincerity of his sorrow.
6 tn Heb “and it becomes insults to me.”