4:8 Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and make your hearts pure, you double-minded. 1
Who may go up to his holy dwelling place?
24:4 The one whose deeds are blameless
and whose motives are pure, 4
who does not lie, 5
or make promises with no intention of keeping them. 6
5:8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
4 tn Heb “the innocent of hands and the pure of heart.” The “hands” allude to one’s actions, the “heart” to one’s thought life and motives.
5 tn Heb “who does not lift up for emptiness my life.” The first person pronoun on נַפְשִׁי (nafshiy, “my life”) makes little sense here; many medieval Hebrew
6 tn Heb “and does not swear an oath deceitfully.”