Have regard for your covenant, because haunts of violence fill the dark places of the land.
Consider the covenant; For the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.
Remember your covenant promises, for the land is full of darkness and violence!
Remember your promises; the city is in darkness, the countryside violent.
Keep in mind your undertaking; for the dark places of the earth are full of pride and cruel acts.
Have regard for your covenant, for the dark places of the land are full of the haunts of violence.
Have respect to the covenant; For the dark places of the earth are full of the haunts of cruelty.
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1 tc Heb “look at the covenant.” The LXX reads “your covenant,” which seems to assume a second person pronominal suffix. The suffix may have been accidentally omitted by haplography. Note that the following word (כִּי) begins with kaf (כ).
2 tn Heb “for the dark places of the earth are full of dwelling places of violence.” The “dark regions” are probably the lands where the people have been exiled (see C. A. Briggs and E. G. Briggs, Psalms [ICC], 2:157). In some contexts “dark regions” refers to Sheol (Ps 88:6) or to hiding places likened to Sheol (Ps 143:3; Lam 3:6).