For the director of music. With stringed instruments. Of David.
61 God, hear my cry; ·listen [pay attention] to my prayer. 2 I call to you from the ends of the earth [C far from the Temple] when ·I am afraid [L my heart grows faint]. ·Carry [Lead] me away to ·a high mountain [L the rock that is higher than I am; C a place of refuge, perhaps referring to God as the rock; 18:2, 46; 19:14; 62:2]. 3 You have been my ·protection [refuge], like a strong tower against my enemies.
4 Let me ·live [sojourn] in your ·Holy Tent [L tent; C the sanctuary] forever. Let me find ·safety [refuge] in the shelter of your wings [C an image of compassion, or perhaps referring to the cherubim whose wings cover the Ark of the Covenant; Ex. 25:20]. ·Selah[Interlude]
5 God, you have heard my ·promises [vows]. You have given me what belongs to those who fear ·you [L your name].
6 ·Give the king a long life [L Add days to the days of the king]; let ·him live many years [L his years be forever and ever]. 7 Let him ·rule [reign] in the presence of God forever. Protect him with your ·love [loyalty] and ·truth [faithfulness]. 8 Then I will ·praise [sing a psalm to] your name forever, and every day I will ·keep my promises [fulfill my vows].
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