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Psalms 73:20

Context
NETBible

They are like a dream after one wakes up. 1  O Lord, when you awake 2  you will despise them. 3 

XREF

Job 20:8; Ps 7:6; Ps 39:6; Ps 78:65; Ps 90:5; Isa 29:7,8

NET © Notes

tn Heb “like a dream from awakening.” They lack any real substance; their prosperity will last for only a brief time.

sn When you awake. The psalmist compares God’s inactivity to sleep and the time of God’s judgment to his awakening from sleep.

tn Heb “you will despise their form.” The Hebrew term צֶלֶם (tselem, “form; image”) also suggests their short-lived nature. Rather than having real substance, they are like the mere images that populate one’s dreams. Note the similar use of the term in Ps 39:6.



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