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Psalms 55:17

Context

55:17 During the evening, morning, and noontime

I will lament and moan, 1 

and he will hear 2  me. 3 

Daniel 6:10

Context

6:10 When Daniel realized 4  that a written decree had been issued, he entered his home, where the windows 5  in his upper room opened toward Jerusalem. 6  Three 7  times daily he was 8  kneeling 9  and offering prayers and thanks to his God just as he had been accustomed to do previously.

1 tn The first verb is clearly a cohortative form, expressing the psalmist’s resolve. The second verb, while formally ambiguous, should also be understood as cohortative here.

2 tn The prefixed verb with vav (ו) consecutive normally appears in narrational contexts to indicate past action, but here it continues the anticipatory (future) perspective of the preceding line. In Ps 77:6 one finds the same sequence of cohortative + prefixed verbal form with vav (ו) consecutive. In this case as well, both forms refer to future actions.

3 tn Heb “my voice.”

4 tn Aram “knew.”

5 sn In later rabbinic thought this verse was sometimes cited as a proof text for the notion that one should pray only in a house with windows. See b. Berakhot 34b.

6 map For the location of Jerusalem see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

7 sn This is apparently the only specific mention in the OT of prayer being regularly offered three times a day. The practice was probably not unique to Daniel, however.

8 tc Read with several medieval Hebrew MSS and printed editions הֲוָה (havah) rather than the MT הוּא (hu’).

9 tn Aram “kneeling on his knees” (so NASB).

sn No specific posture for offering prayers is prescribed in the OT. Kneeling, as here, and standing were both practiced.



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