and that you, O Lord, are loving. Surely you will reward each person according to what he has done.
And lovingkindness is Yours, O Lord, For You recompense a man according to his work.
unfailing love, O Lord, is yours. Surely you judge all people according to what they have done.
Love to you, Lord God! You pay a fair wage for a good day's work!
And mercy, O Lord, is yours, for you give to every man the reward of his work.
and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord. For you repay to all according to their work.
Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy; For You render to each one according to his work.
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1 tn Heb “and to you, O Master, [is] loyal love.”
2 tn Heb “for you pay back to a man according to his deed.” Another option is to understand vv. 11b and 12a as the first principle and v. 12b as the second. In this case one might translate, “God has declared one principle, two principles I have heard, namely, that God is strong, and you, O Lord, demonstrate loyal love, and that you repay men for what they do.”
sn You repay men for what they do. The psalmist views God’s justice as a demonstration of both his power (see v. 11c) and his loyal love (see v. 12a). When God judges evildoers, he demonstrates loyal love to his people.