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Psalm 79:12 New English Translation (NET Bible)

12 Pay back our neighbors in full.[a]
May they be insulted the same way they insulted you, O Lord.[b]

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 79:12 tn Heb “Return to our neighbors sevenfold into their lap.” The number seven is used rhetorically to express the thorough nature of the action. For other rhetorical/figurative uses of the Hebrew phrase שִׁבְעָתַיִם (shivʿatayim, “seven times”) see Gen 4:15, 24; Ps 12:6; Prov 6:31; Isa 30:26.
  2. Psalm 79:12 tn Heb “their reproach with which they reproached you, O Lord.”
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