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Psalms 78:70-72


78:70 He chose David, his servant,

and took him from the sheepfolds.

78:71 He took him away from following the mother sheep, 1 

and made him the shepherd of Jacob, his people,

and of Israel, his chosen nation. 2 

78:72 David 3  cared for them with pure motives; 4 

he led them with skill. 5 

1 tn Heb “from after the ewes he brought him.”

2 tn Heb “to shepherd Jacob, his people, and Israel, his inheritance.”

3 tn Heb “He”; the referent (David, God’s chosen king, mentioned in v. 70) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

4 tn Heb “and he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart.”

5 tn Heb “and with the understanding of his hands he led them.”

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