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Psalms 72:4

Context

72:4 He will defend 1  the oppressed among the people;

he will deliver 2  the children 3  of the poor

and crush the oppressor.

Psalms 72:12

Context

72:12 For he will rescue the needy 4  when they cry out for help,

and the oppressed 5  who have no defender.

1 tn Heb “judge [for].”

2 tn The prefixed verbal form appears to be an imperfect, not a jussive.

3 tn Heb “sons.”

4 tn The singular is representative. The typical needy individual here represents the entire group.

5 tn The singular is representative. The typical oppressed individual here represents the entire group.



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