Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Psalms 139:20

Context
NETBible

They 1  rebel against you 2  and act deceitfully; 3  your enemies lie. 4 

XREF

Ex 20:7; Job 21:14,15; Ps 2:1-3; Ps 73:8,9; Ps 74:18,22,23; Isa 37:23,28,29; Jude 1:15; Re 13:6

NET © Notes

tn Heb “who.”

tc Heb “they speak [of] you.” The suffixed form of the verb אָמַר (’amar, “to speak”) is peculiar. The translation assumes an emendation to יַמְרֻךָ (yamrukha), a Hiphil form from מָרָה (marah, “to rebel”; see Ps 78:40).

tn Heb “by deceit.”

tc Heb “lifted up for emptiness, your cities.” The Hebrew text as it stands makes no sense. The form נָשֻׂא (nasu’; a Qal passive participle) should be emended to נָשְׂאוּ (nosÿu; a Qal perfect, third common plural, “[they] lift up”). Many emend עָרֶיךָ (’arekha, “your cities”) to עָלֶיךָ (’alekha, “against you”), but it is preferable to understand the noun as an Aramaism and translate “your enemies” (see Dan 4:16 and L. C. Allen, Psalms 101-150 [WBC], 253).



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