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

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As honey drips from the honeycomb of bees, And milk flows from the woman who loves her children, 2 So, too, is my hope on thee, O my God. As a spring brings forth its waters, So my heart brings forth the praise of the Lord, And my lips utter praise to him. 3 And my tongue is sweet 〈in〉 his anthems, 1 Or ‘〈in〉 intimacy with him’. And my members grow fat in 2 So B: H om. ‘is sweet … fat in’, … though ‘in’ was probably read before ‘his psalms’ and later erased. his psalms; 4 And my face 3 B ‘also’. The following verse could be construed with the subject of 3b. rejoices in his exultation, And my spirit exults in his love, And my soul shines in him. 5 And he who is fearful will trust in him, And deliverance will be established in him; 6 And his gain is immortal life, And those who receive it are incorruptible. Hallelujah.

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1 Or ‘〈in〉 intimacy with him’.

2 So B: H om. ‘is sweet … fat in’, … though ‘in’ was probably read before ‘his psalms’ and later erased.

3 B ‘also’. The following verse could be construed with the subject of 3b.

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