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

Chapter XXXVI

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I rested on the Spirit of the Lord, And she 1 See note1 at Ode xix. 2. raised me on high; 2 And she made me stand on my feet on the Lord's heights, Before his perfection and his glory, While I was praising 2 The participle could be either active or passive. him in the composition of his psalms. 3 B connects this line with the next verse. 3 She bore me before the face of the Lord; And although I was a son of man, I was named the Shining 4 Or ‘enlightened’. One, the Son of God, 4 While I was praised 2 The participle could be either active or passive. among those who are praised, 5 So B: H ‘who praise’. And was great 6 Or ‘the greatest’. among the great ones; 5 For according to the greatness of the Most High, so she made me, And according to his renewal he renewed me. 6 And he anointed me from his perfection, And I became one of those near to him. 7 And my mouth was opened like a cloud of dew, And my heart gushed forth like 7 B om. a fount of righteousness; 8 And my access to him was in peace, And I was established in the Spirit of providence. Hallelujah.

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1 See note1 at Ode xix. 2.

2 The participle could be either active or passive.

3 B connects this line with the next verse.

4 Or ‘enlightened’.

5 So B: H ‘who praise’.

6 Or ‘the greatest’.

7 B om.

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