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Psalms 61:1-2

Psalm 61 1 

For the music director; to be played on a stringed instrument; written by David.

61:1 O God, hear my cry for help!

Pay attention to my prayer!

61:2 From the most remote place on earth 2 

I call out to you in my despair. 3 

Lead me 4  up to an inaccessible rocky summit! 5 

1 sn Psalm 61. The psalmist cries out for help and expresses his confidence that God will protect him.

2 tn Heb “from the end of the earth.” This may indicate (1) the psalmist is exiled in a distant land, or (2) it may be hyperbolic (the psalmist feels alienated from God’s presence, as if he were in a distant land).

3 tn Heb “while my heart faints.”

4 tn The imperfect verbal form here expresses the psalmist’s wish or prayer.

5 tn Heb “on to a rocky summit [that] is higher than I.”

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