Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
Do not cast me away from Your presence And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
Do not banish me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.
Don't throw me out with the trash, or fail to breathe holiness in me.
Do not put me away from before you, or take your holy spirit from me.
Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me.
Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
|NET © [draft] ITL|
|NET © Notes||
1 tn Heb “do not cast me away from before you.”
2 sn Your Holy Spirit. The personal Spirit of God is mentioned frequently in the OT, but only here and in Isa 63:10-11 is he called “your/his Holy Spirit.”
3 sn Do not take…away. The psalmist expresses his fear that, due to his sin, God will take away the Holy Spirit from him. NT believers enjoy the permanent gift of the Holy Spirit and need not make such a request nor fear such a consequence. However, in the OT God’s Spirit empowered certain individuals for special tasks and only temporarily resided in them. For example, when God rejected Saul as king and chose David to replace him, the divine Spirit left Saul and came upon David (1 Sam 16:13-14).