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Psalms 31:12

Context

31:12 I am forgotten, like a dead man no one thinks about; 1 

I am regarded as worthless, like a broken jar. 2 

Psalms 36:2

Context

36:2 for he is too proud

to recognize and give up his sin. 3 

1 tn Heb “I am forgotten, like a dead man, from [the] heart.” The “heart” is here viewed as the center of one’s thoughts.

2 tn Heb “I am like a broken jar.” One throws away a broken jar without a second thought because it is considered worthless and useless.

3 tn Heb “for it causes to be smooth to him in his eyes to find his sin to hate.” The meaning of the Hebrew text is unclear. Perhaps the point is this: His rebellious attitude makes him reject any notion that God will hold him accountable. His attitude also prevents him from recognizing and repudiating his sinful ways.



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