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23 Love the Lord, all you faithful followers[a] of his!
The Lord protects those who have integrity,
but he pays back in full the one who acts arrogantly.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 31:23 tn A “faithful follower” (חָסִיד, khasid) is one who does what is right in God’s eyes and remains faithful to God (see Pss 4:3; 12:1; 16:10; 31:23; 37:28; 86:2; 97:10).
  2. Psalm 31:23 tn The participial forms in the second and third lines characterize the Lord as one who typically protects the faithful and judges the proud.

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