He turned the desert into pools of water and the parched ground into flowing springs;
He changes a wilderness into a pool of water And a dry land into springs of water;
But he also turns deserts into pools of water, the dry land into flowing springs.
Then he changed wasteland into fresh pools of water, arid earth into springs of water,
He makes a waste land into a place of water, and a dry land into water-springs.
He turns a desert into pools of water, a parched land into springs of water.
He turns a wilderness into pools of water, And dry land into watersprings.
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1 tn The words “As for his people” are not included in the Hebrew text, but have been supplied in the translation for the sake of clarity. The psalmist contrasts God’s judgment on his enemies with his blessing of his people. See the note on the word “enemies” in v. 39 for further discussion.
2 tn The verbal form appears to be a preterite, which is most naturally taken as narrational. See the note on the word “turned” in v. 33.