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Then you will take delight in the Lord,[a]
and he will answer your prayers.[b]
Commit your future to the Lord.[c]
Trust in him, and he will act on your behalf.[d]
He will vindicate you in broad daylight,
and publicly defend your just cause.[e]

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  1. Psalm 37:4 tn Following the imperatives of v. 3 the prefixed verbal forms with vav (ו) in v. 4 indicate result. Faith and obedience (v. 3) will bring divine blessing (v. 4).
  2. Psalm 37:4 tn Or “and he will give you what you desire most.” Heb “and he will grant to you the requests of your heart.”
  3. Psalm 37:5 tn Heb “roll your way upon the Lord.” The noun “way” may refer here to one’s activities or course of life.
  4. Psalm 37:5 tn Heb “he will act.” Verse 6 explains what is meant; the Lord will vindicate those who trust in him.
  5. Psalm 37:6 tn Heb “and he will bring out like light your vindication, and your just cause like noonday.”

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