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Psalms 39:12

Context
NETBible

Hear my prayer, O Lord! Listen to my cry for help! Do not ignore my sobbing! 1  For I am dependent on you, like one residing outside his native land; I am at your mercy, just as all my ancestors were. 2 

XREF

Ge 47:9; Le 25:23; 2Sa 16:12; 2Ki 20:5; 1Ch 29:15; Job 16:20; Ps 56:8; Ps 116:3; Ps 119:19,54; 2Co 5:6; Heb 5:7; Heb 11:13; 1Pe 1:17; 1Pe 2:11

NET © Notes

tn Heb “do not be deaf to my tears.”

tn Heb “For a resident alien [am] I with you, a sojourner like all my fathers.”

sn Resident aliens were dependent on the mercy and goodwill of others. The Lord was concerned that resident aliens be treated properly. See Deut 24:17-22, Ps 146:9.



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