Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Psalms 86:17

Context
NETBible

Show me evidence of your favor! 1  Then those who hate me will see it and be ashamed, 2  for you, O Lord, will help me and comfort me. 3 

XREF

Ps 40:1; Ps 41:10,11; Ps 71:9-13; Ps 71:20,21; Ps 74:9; Ps 109:29; Isa 38:22; Mic 7:8-10; 1Co 5:5

NET © Notes

tn Heb “Work with me a sign for good.” The expression “work a sign” also occurs in Judg 6:17.

tn After the imperative in the preceding line (“work”), the prefixed verb forms with prefixed vav (ו) conjunctive indicate purpose or result.

tn The perfect verbal forms are understood here as dramatic/rhetorical, expressing the psalmist’s certitude that such a sign from the Lord will be followed by his intervention. Another option is to understand the forms as future perfects (“for you, O Lord, will have helped me and comforted me”).



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