The human race finds shelter under your wings. 2
36:8 They are filled with food from your house,
and you allow them to drink from the river of your delicacies.
I will find shelter in the protection of your wings. 4 (Selah)
under your wings 6 I rejoice.
1 tn Or “valuable.”
2 tn Heb “and the sons of man in the shadow of your wings find shelter.” The preservation of physical life is in view, as the next verse makes clear.
3 tn Heb “I will live as a resident alien in your tent permanently.” The cohortative is understood here as indicating resolve. Another option is to take it as expressing a request, “please let me live” (cf. NASB, NRSV).
4 sn I will find shelter in the protection of your wings. The metaphor compares God to a protective mother bird.
5 tn Or “[source of] help.”
6 tn Heb “in the shadow of your wings.”