Psa 16:10; chasideycha

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Fri Dec 3 18:54:26 EST 1999

I have noted the same in several Jewish translations I have, both hard copy and CD-ROM
Bibles.  It appears that Jewish translators have no problem with rendering the word as
a singular, even when some accompanying texts have the Hebrew in the plural.  As I
stated earlier, the Mesorah Publications translation of that verse has the plural in
the Hebrew text, but also a note in Hebrew that it should be read as a singular noun.
No doubt such translators might understand God's "loyal one" here to be David himself,
or even the Davidic Mashiach (Messiah), whoever he might prove to be.  Some Jewish
sages state that "You will not allow your devout/pious/loyal one to see destruction,"
is not a prophecy, but a prayer or request.  Others, however, such as Rashi, see it as
a prophetic statement.

Solomon Landers
Memra Institute for Biblical Research

Ben Crick wrote:

> On Thu  2 Dec 1999 (22:01:31 +0000), Ben Crick wrote:
> >  There is a copy of the JPS /TaNaC/ in the office where I shall be
> >  tomorrow morning (Friday). I'll take a look at Ps 16:10 and see if
> >  there is a footnote there; if so, I'll post again.
>  Further to the above: I located the JPS TaNaC in the chaplains' office
>  and turned up Psalm 16:10. The translation offered there is "For You will
>  not abandon me to Sheol, or let Your faithful one see the Pit" (with
>  capitalisation as shown). There were no sigla, no footnotes, no comments,
>  nor any editorial remarks whatsoever on that verse.
>  Shalom,
>  Ben
> --
>  Revd Ben Crick, BA CF
>  <ben.crick at>
>  232 Canterbury Road, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9TD (UK)

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