Psalms 701 O God, please be willing to rescue me! ▼
O Lord, hurry and help me! ▼
2 May those who are trying to take my life
be embarrassed and ashamed! ▼
May those who want to harm me
be turned back and ashamed! ▼
▼ The four prefixed verbal forms in this verse are understood as jussives. The psalmist is calling judgment down on his enemies.▼
3 May those who say, “Aha! Aha!”
be driven back ▼
▼ The prefixed verbal form is understood as a jussive in this imprecation.and disgraced! ▼
4 May all those who seek you be happy and rejoice in you!
May those who love to experience ▼
▼ Heb “those who love,” which stands metonymically for its cause, the experience of being delivered by God.your deliverance say continually, ▼
▼ The three prefixed verbal forms prior to the quotation are understood as jussives. The psalmist balances out his imprecation against his enemies with a prayer of blessing on the godly.
“May God ▼ be praised!” ▼
5 I am oppressed and needy! ▼
O God, hurry to me! ▼
You are my helper and my deliverer!
O Lord, ▼ do not delay!
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