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The Apocryphal Old Testament Collection of the most important non-canonical Old Testament books designed for general use.

Chapter XXXV

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The dew 1 Or ‘shower’. of the Lord overshadowed me in rest, 2 So H: B ‘gentleness’. And he set up a cloud of peace above my head, 2 Which kept me continually, And became my deliverance 3 So B: H ‘And was mine in deliverance’. . 3 All things 4 H might also be translated ‘all people’ or even ‘everyone’. were shaken and agitated, And smoke and judgement 5 So H: B ‘a judge’. went out from them; 4 And I was at peace in the legion 6 Or ‘precept’. of the Lord, And he was to me more than dew 7 The words ‘dew’ here and in verse 5, ‘overshadowed’ in verse 1, and ‘child’ in verse 5 all come from similar roots. Here the word might be ‘shade’, written defectively. and more than a foundation. 5 And I was carried as a child by his mother, And he gave me as milk the dew of the Lord; 6 And I grew up according to his gift, And I rested in his perfection; 7 And I spread out my hands in the ascent of my soul, And stood erect 8 Or ‘was directed’. towards the Most High, And was delivered with 9 Or ‘towards’ as in 7b. him. Hallelujah.

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1 Or ‘shower’.

2 So H: B ‘gentleness’.

3 So B: H ‘And was mine in deliverance’.

4 H might also be translated ‘all people’ or even ‘everyone’.

5 So H: B ‘a judge’.

6 Or ‘precept’.

7 The words ‘dew’ here and in verse 5, ‘overshadowed’ in verse 1, and ‘child’ in verse 5 all come from similar roots. Here the word might be ‘shade’, written defectively.

8 Or ‘was directed’.

9 Or ‘towards’ as in 7b.

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