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Psalms 69:28


May their names be deleted from the scroll of the living! 1  Do not let their names be listed with the godly! 2 


Ex 32:32,33; Isa 4:3; Isa 65:16; Eze 13:9; Ho 1:9; Lu 10:20; Php 4:3; Heb 12:23; Re 3:5; Re 13:8; Re 20:12-15; Re 22:19

NET © Notes

tn Heb “let them be wiped out of the scroll of the living.”

sn The phrase the scroll of the living occurs only here in the OT. It pictures a scroll or census list containing the names of the citizens of a community. When an individual died, that person’s name was removed from the list. So this curse is a very vivid way of asking that the enemies die.

tn Heb “and with the godly let them not be written.”

sn Do not let their names be listed with the godly. This curse pictures a scroll in which God records the names of his loyal followers. The psalmist makes the point that his enemies have no right to be included in this list of the godly.

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