O LORD, save the king! Answer us when we call!
Save, O LORD; May the King answer us in the day we call.
Give victory to our king, O LORD! Respond to our cry for help.
Make the king a winner, GOD; the day we call, give us your answer.
Come to our help, Lord: let the king give ear to our cry.
Give victory to the king, O LORD; answer us when we call.
Save, LORD! May the King answer us when we call.
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|NET © Notes||
1 tc This translation assumes an emendation of the verbal form הוֹשִׁיעָה (hoshi’ah). As it stands, the form is an imperative. In this case the people return to the petitionary mood with which the psalm begins (“O
2 tn If the imperative is retained in the preceding line, then the prefixed verbal form is best taken as a jussive of prayer, “may he answer us.” However, if the imperative in the previous line is emended to a perfect, the prefixed form is best taken as imperfect, “he will answer us” (see the note on the word “king” at the end of the previous line).
3 tn Heb “in the day we call.”