19 How great is your favor,#tn Or “How abundant are your blessings!”which you store up for your loyal followers!#tn Heb “for those who fear you.”In plain sight of everyone you bestow it on those who take shelter#tn “Taking shelter” in the Lord is an idiom for seeking his protection. Seeking his protection presupposes and even demonstrates the subject’s loyalty to the Lord. In the psalms those who “take shelter” in the Lord are contrasted with the wicked and equated with those who love, fear, and serve the Lord (Pss 2:12; 5:11-12; 34:21-22). in you.#tn Heb “you work [your favor] for the ones seeking shelter in you before the sons of men.”

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