Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Psalms 70:4


May all those who seek you be happy and rejoice in you! May those who love to experience 1  your deliverance say continually, 2  “May God 3  be praised!” 4 


Ps 5:11; Ps 35:27; Ps 40:16; Ps 97:12; Isa 61:10; Isa 65:13,14; La 3:25; Joh 16:20

NET © Notes

tn Heb “those who love,” which stands metonymically for its cause, the experience of being delivered by God.

tn The three prefixed verbal forms prior to the quotation are understood as jussives. The psalmist balances out his imprecation against his enemies with a prayer of blessing on the godly.

tn Ps 40:16 uses the divine name “Lord” here instead of “God.”

tn The prefixed verbal form is taken as a jussive, “may the Lord be magnified [in praise].” Another option is to take the verb as an imperfect, “the Lord is great.” See Ps 35:27.

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