71:17 O God, you have taught me since I was young,
and I am still declaring 1 your amazing deeds.
O God, do not abandon me,
until I tell the next generation about your strength,
and those coming after me about your power. 3
you have done great things. 5
O God, who can compare to you? 6
1 tn Heb “and until now I am declaring.”
2 tn Heb “and even unto old age and gray hair.”
3 tn Heb “until I declare your arm to a generation, to everyone who comes your power.” God’s “arm” here is an anthropomorphism that symbolizes his great strength.
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?”