Let the assembled peoples gather round you. Rule over them from on high;
Let the assembly of the peoples encompass You, And over them return on high.
Gather the nations before you. Sit on your throne high above them.
My accusers have packed the courtroom; it's judgment time.
The meeting of the nations will be round you; take your seat, then, over them, on high.
Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered around you, and over it take your seat on high.
So the congregation of the peoples shall surround You; For their sakes, therefore, return on high.
|NET © [draft] ITL|
|NET © Notes||
1 tn Heb “and the assembly of the peoples surrounds you.” Some understand the prefixed verbal form as a jussive, “may the assembly of the peoples surround you.”
2 tn Heb “over it (the feminine suffix refers back to the feminine noun “assembly” in the preceding line) on high return.” Some emend שׁוּבָה (shuvah, “return”) to שֵׁבָה (shevah, “sit [in judgment]”) because they find the implication of “return” problematic. But the psalmist does not mean to imply that God has abandoned his royal throne and needs to regain it. Rather he simply urges God, as sovereign king of the world, to once more occupy his royal seat of judgment and execute judgment, as the OT pictures God doing periodically.