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How precious is your mercy, O God!
    The children of Adam take refuge in the shadow of your wings.[a](A)

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  1. 36:8 The shadow of your wings: metaphor for divine protection. It probably refers to the winged cherubim in the holy of holies in the Temple, cf. 1 Kgs 6:23–28, 32; 2 Chr 3:10–13; Ez 1:4–9.

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