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Psalms 90:13


Turn back toward us, O Lord! How long must this suffering last? 1  Have pity on your servants! 2 


Ex 32:14; De 32:36; Ps 6:4; Ps 80:14; Ps 89:46; Ps 106:45; Ps 135:14; Jer 12:15; Ho 11:8; Joe 2:13,14; Am 7:3,6; Jon 3:9; Zec 1:16

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tn Heb “Return, O Lord! How long?”

tn Elsewhere the Niphal of נָחַם (nakham) + the preposition עַל (’al) + a personal object has the nuance “be comforted concerning [the personal object’s death]” (see 2 Sam 13:39; Jer 31:15). However, here the context seems to demand “feel sorrow for,” “have pity on.” In Deut 32:36 and Ps 135:14, where “servants” is also the object of the preposition, this idea is expressed with the Hitpael form of the verb.

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