Psalm 31

Notes (NET Translation) For the music director; a psalm of David. 1 In you, O LORD, I have taken shelter! Never let me be humiliated! Vindicate me by rescuing me! 2 Listen to me! Quickly deliver me! Be my protector and refuge, a stronghold where I can be safe! 3 For you are my high …

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Psalm 30

Notes (NET Translation) A psalm – a song used at the dedication of the temple; by David. The Hebrew translated "temple" literally means "house." It could refer to God's house or David's house (palace, dynasty). 1 I will praise you, O LORD, for you lifted me up, and did not allow my enemies to gloat …

Psalm 29

Notes (NET Translation) A psalm of David. The LXX adds an additional comment in the superscription associating the psalm with the Feast of Tabernacles. In rabbinic tradition, it belonged to the Feast of Weeks instead.1 1 Acknowledge the LORD, you heavenly beings, acknowledge the LORD's majesty and power! The Hebrew translated "heavenly beings" literally means …

Psalm 26

Notes (NET Translation) By David. 1 Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have integrity, and I trust in the LORD without wavering. LXX as usual renders the verb šāpaṭ forensically, as if it means "judges," but this implies too narrow an understanding. The psalm is indeed asking for vindication, but for more than that -- …

Psalm 25

Notes (NET Translation) The psalm is acrostic with a few irregularities. Two verses begin with the letter resh, the letters waw and qoph are absent, and the last verse, which begins with the letter peh, seems and addition or afterthought.1 By David. 1 O LORD, I come before you in prayer. 2 My God, I …