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Psalms 36:10


36:10 Extend 1  your loyal love to your faithful followers, 2 

and vindicate 3  the morally upright! 4 

Psalms 63:3


63:3 Because 5  experiencing 6  your loyal love is better than life itself,

my lips will praise you.

Psalms 63:7


63:7 For you are my deliverer; 7 

under your wings 8  I rejoice.

1 tn Heb “draw out to full length.”

2 tn Heb “to those who know you.” The Hebrew verb יָדַע (yada’, “know”) is used here of those who “know” the Lord in the sense that they recognize his royal authority and obey his will (see Jer 22:16).

3 tn Heb “and your justice to.” The verb “extend” is understood by ellipsis in the second line (see the previous line).

4 tn Heb “the pure of heart.” The “heart” is here viewed as the seat of one’s moral character and motives. The “pure of heart” are God’s faithful followers who trust in and love the Lord and, as a result, experience his deliverance (see Pss 7:10; 11:2; 32:11; 64:10; 94:15; 97:11).

5 tn This line is understood as giving the basis for the praise promised in the following line. Another option is to take the Hebrew particle כִּי (ki) as asseverative/emphasizing, “Indeed, your loyal love is better” (cf. NEB, which leaves the particle untranslated).

6 tn The word “experiencing” is supplied in the translation for clarification. The psalmist does not speak here of divine loyal love in some abstract sense, but of loyal love revealed and experienced.

7 tn Or “[source of] help.”

8 tn Heb “in the shadow of your wings.”

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