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29 For you, Lord, give light to my lamp;
    my God brightens my darkness.(A)

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10 For with you is the fountain of life,(A)
    and in your light we see light.(B)

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(A)Send your light and your fidelity,[a]
    that they may be my guide;(B)
Let them bring me to your holy mountain,
    to the place of your dwelling,

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Footnotes

  1. 43:3 Your light and your fidelity: a pair of divine attributes personified as guides for the pilgrimage. As in Ps 42:9 the psalmist prays that these divine attributes lead him back to Jerusalem and ultimately to God’s presence in the Temple.

17 The Light of Israel will become a fire,
    the Holy One, a flame,
That burns and consumes its briers
    and its thorns in a single day.(A)

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[a]Do not rejoice over me, my enemy![b]
    though I have fallen, I will arise;
    though I sit in darkness, the Lord is my light.

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Footnotes

  1. 7:8–20 The book concludes with a collection of confident prayers for deliverance, affirmations of faith, and announcements of salvation. Most of these verses bear the marks of use in worship, and probably arose in the exilic or postexilic periods.
  2. 7:8–10 An individual, possibly personified Jerusalem, expresses confidence that the Lord will deliver her from her enemy (cf. Ps 23).

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