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Psalms 73:13


I concluded, 1  “Surely in vain I have kept my motives 2  pure and maintained a pure lifestyle. 3 


Job 9:27,31; Job 21:15; Job 34:9; Job 35:3; Ps 24:4; Ps 26:6; Ps 51:10; Mal 3:14; Heb 10:19-22; Jas 4:8

NET © Notes

tn The words “I concluded” are supplied in the translation. It is apparent that vv. 13-14 reflect the psalmist’s thoughts at an earlier time (see vv. 2-3), prior to the spiritual awakening he describes in vv. 17-28.

tn Heb “heart,” viewed here as the seat of one’s thoughts and motives.

tn Heb “and washed my hands in innocence.” The psalmist uses an image from cultic ritual to picture his moral lifestyle. The reference to “hands” suggests actions.

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