your faithfulness to the clouds. 2
your fairness like the deepest sea;
The human race finds shelter under your wings. 7
1 tn Heb “[is] in the heavens.”
3 tn Heb “mountains of God.” The divine name אֵל (’el, “God”) is here used in an idiomatic manner to indicate the superlative.
4 tn Or “deliver.”
5 sn God’s justice/fairness is firm and reliable like the highest mountains and as abundant as the water in the deepest sea. The psalmist uses a legal metaphor to describe God’s preservation of his creation. Like a just judge who vindicates the innocent, God protects his creation from destructive forces.
6 tn Or “valuable.”
7 tn Heb “and the sons of man in the shadow of your wings find shelter.” The preservation of physical life is in view, as the next verse makes clear.