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Psalms 17:8

Context
NETBible

Protect me as you would protect the pupil of your eye! 1  Hide me in the shadow of your wings! 2 

XREF

De 32:10; Ru 2:12; Ps 36:7; Ps 57:1; Ps 61:4; Ps 63:7; Ps 91:1,4; Pr 7:2; Zec 2:8; Mt 23:37; Lu 13:34

NET © Notes

tc Heb “Protect me like the pupil, a daughter of an eye.” The noun בַּת (bat, “daughter”) should probably be emended to בָּבַת (bavat, “pupil”). See Zech 2:12 HT (2:8 ET) and HALOT 107 s.v. *בָּבָה.

sn Your wings. The metaphor compares God to a protective mother bird.



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