Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Psalms 19:5


Like a bridegroom it emerges 1  from its chamber; 2  like a strong man it enjoys 3  running its course. 4 


Ec 1:5; Isa 61:10; Isa 62:5; Joh 3:29; 1Co 9:24-26; Php 3:13,14; Heb 12:1,2

NET © Notes

tn The participle expresses the repeated or regular nature of the action.

tn The Hebrew noun חֻפָּה (khufah, “chamber”) occurs elsewhere only in Isa 4:5 and Joel 2:16 (where it refers to the bedroom of a bride and groom).

sn Like a bridegroom. The metaphor likens the sun to a bridegroom who rejoices on his wedding night.

tn The imperfect verbal form draws attention to the regularity of the action.

tn Heb “[on] a path.”

sn Like a strong man. The metaphorical language reflects the brilliance of the sunrise, which attests to the sun’s vigor.

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