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Psalms 12:6

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The Lord’s words are absolutely reliable. 1  They are as untainted as silver purified in a furnace on the ground, where it is thoroughly refined. 2 

XREF

2Sa 22:31; Ps 18:30; Ps 19:8; Ps 66:10; Ps 119:140; Pr 30:5

NET © Notes

tn Heb “the words of the Lord are pure words,” i.e., untainted by falsehood or deception (in contrast to the flattery of the evildoers, v. 2).

tn Heb “[like] silver purified in a furnace of [i.e., “on”] the ground, refined seven times.” The singular participle מְזֻקָּק (mÿzuqqaq, “refined”) modifies “silver.” The number seven is used rhetorically to express the thorough nature of the action. For other rhetorical/figurative uses of שִׁבְעָתָיִם (shivatayim, “seven times”), see Gen 4:15, 24; Ps 79:12; Prov 6:31; Isa 30:26.



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