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Psalms 22:15

Context
NETBible

The roof of my mouth 1  is as dry as a piece of pottery; my tongue sticks to my gums. 2  You 3  set me in the dust of death. 4 

XREF

Ge 3:19; Ge 18:27; Job 7:21; Job 10:9; Job 29:10; Job 34:15; Ps 30:9; Ps 32:3,4; Ps 69:3,21; Ps 104:29; Pr 17:22; Isa 53:12; La 4:4; Da 12:2; Mt 27:50; Joh 19:28; 1Co 15:3

NET © Notes

tc Heb “my strength” (כֹּחִי, kokhiy), but many prefer to emend the text to חִכִּי (khikiy, “my palate”; cf. NEB, NRSV “my mouth”) assuming that an error of transposition has occurred in the traditional Hebrew text.

tn Cf. NEB “my jaw”; NASB, NRSV “my jaws”; NIV “the roof of my mouth.”

sn Here the psalmist addresses God and suggests that God is ultimately responsible for what is happening because of his failure to intervene (see vv. 1-2, 11).

sn The imperfect verbal form draws attention to the progressive nature of the action. The psalmist is in the process of dying.



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