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He is a father to the fatherless
and an advocate for widows.[a]
God rules from his holy dwelling place.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 68:5 sn God is depicted here as a just ruler. In the ancient Near Eastern world a king was responsible for promoting justice, including caring for the weak and vulnerable, epitomized by the fatherless and widows.
  2. Psalm 68:5 tn Heb “God [is] in his holy dwelling place.” He occupies his throne and carries out his royal responsibilities.

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