Monday, December 15, 2008

Psalm 70

See also Psalm 40:13 ff - almost a double except for a few words and the exchange of divine names. Curiously, יְהוָה predominates here though we are inside the Elohistic psalter.

For the leader
of David
to remember
O God to deliver me
יְהוָה to help me
let them be ashamed and disconcerted for seeking my life
let them be turned back and be humiliated that delight in my hurt
let them be desolate with consequence in their shame
those saying, hah! hah!

let all those seeking you sing and let them be glad in you
and let those who love your salvation say continually
great is God

but poor am I and needy O God
hurry to me my help and my deliverer
you יְהוָה will not delay

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