71:22 I will express my thanks to you with a stringed instrument,
praising 1 your faithfulness, O my God!
I will sing praises to you accompanied by a harp,
O Holy One of Israel! 2
I will praise you when you rescue me! 4
1 tn The word “praising” is supplied in the translation for stylistic reasons.
2 sn The basic sense of the word “holy” is “set apart from that which is commonplace, special, unique.” The
3 tn Or “when.” The translation assumes that כִּי (ki) has an emphasizing (asseverative) function here.
4 tn Heb “and my life [or “soul”] which you will have redeemed.” The perfect verbal form functions here as a future perfect. The psalmist anticipates praising God, for God will have rescued him by that time.