Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

1 Samuel 2:9


He watches over 1  his holy ones, 2  but the wicked are made speechless in the darkness, for it is not by one’s own strength that one prevails.


De 33:3; 1Sa 17:49,50; Job 5:16; Job 5:24; Ps 33:16,17; Ps 37:23,24; Ps 37:28; Ps 91:11,12; Ps 94:18; Ps 97:10; Ps 121:3,5,8; Pr 2:8; Pr 16:9; Ec 5:17; Ec 9:11; Jer 8:14; Jer 9:23; Zep 1:15; Zec 4:6; Mt 8:12; Mt 22:12,13; Ro 3:19; 1Pe 1:5; 2Pe 2:17; Jude 1:1,3; Jude 1:13

NET © Notes

tn Heb “guards the feet of.” The expression means that God watches over and protects the godly in all of their activities and movements. The imperfect verbal forms in v. 9 are understood as indicating what is typically true. Another option is to translate them with the future tense. See v. 10b.

tc The translation follows the Qere and many medieval Hebrew mss in reading the plural (“his holy ones”) rather than the singular (“his holy one”) of the Kethib.

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