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Psalms 71:15-16

Context

71:15 I will tell about your justice,

and all day long proclaim your salvation, 1 

though I cannot fathom its full extent. 2 

71:16 I will come and tell about 3  the mighty acts of the sovereign Lord.

I will proclaim your justice – yours alone.

Psalms 71:19

Context

71:19 Your justice, O God, extends to the skies above; 4 

you have done great things. 5 

O God, who can compare to you? 6 

1 tn Heb “my mouth declares your vindication, all the day your deliverance.”

2 tn Heb “though I do not know [the] numbers,” that is, the tally of God’s just and saving acts. HALOT 768 s.v. סְפֹרוֹת understands the plural noun to mean “the art of writing.”

3 tn Heb “I will come with.”

4 tn Heb “your justice, O God, [is] unto the height.” The Hebrew term מָרוֹם (marom, “height”) is here a title for the sky/heavens.

sn Extends to the skies above. Similar statements are made in Pss 36:5 and 57:10.

5 tn Heb “you who have done great things.”

6 tn Or “Who is like you?”



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