If I had said, "I will speak thus," I would have betrayed your children.
If I had said, "I will speak thus," Behold, I would have betrayed the generation of Your children.
If I had really spoken this way, I would have been a traitor to your people.
If I'd have given in and talked like this, I would have betrayed your dear children.
If I would make clear what it is like, I would say, You are false to the generation of your children.
If I had said, "I will talk on in this way," I would have been untrue to the circle of your children.
If I had said, "I will speak thus," Behold, I would have been untrue to the generation of Your children.
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1 tn Heb “If I had said, ‘I will speak out like this.’”
2 tn Heb “look, the generation of your sons I would have betrayed.” The phrase “generation of your [i.e., God’s] sons” occurs only here in the OT. Some equate the phrase with “generation of the godly” (Ps 14:5), “generation of the ones seeking him” (Ps 24:6), and “generation of the upright” (Ps 112:2). In Deut 14:1 the Israelites are referred to as God’s “sons.” Perhaps the psalmist refers here to those who are “Israelites” in the true sense because of their loyalty to God (note the juxtaposition of “Israel” with “the pure in heart” in v. 1).