Bible Notes

"See if there be any wicked way in me" (Ps. 139:24)—Literally, "any way of pain," or "hurtful way" (Brown, Driver, Briggs: Hebrew Lexicon, p. 780). Smith suggests, "any false way"; and Moffatt, "See if I am taking any course of wrong."

"Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning" (Ps. 143:8)—Moffatt suggests the rendering: "Satisfy me with the dawn of thy love;" while Smith would read: "Let me hear thy grace speedily;" and Kent: "Make me early hear of thy lovingkindness."

"Thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness" (Ps. 143:10)—The word "is" is not represented in the original, which may be rendered: "May thy good spirit lead me," as in the margin of the Revised Version. In some manuscripts of the original the word for "land" is replaced by that meaning "path," which closely resembles it in appearance; while the term translated "uprightness" can refer to moral and spiritual rectitude, or else to "a level place (free from obstacles)," and so, figuratively, "a place of safety, comfort, prosperity" (Brown, etc., op. cit., p. 449). Smith suggests: "Let thy good spirit guide me in a straight path;" and Moffatt: "Guide me by thy good Spirit on a straight road;" while Kent has: "May thy gracious Spirit ever lead me in a way that is straight."

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