Psalm 19:14

Hebrew Bible

11 Yes, your servant finds moral guidance there; those who obey them receive a rich reward. 12 Who can know all his errors? Please do not punish me for sins I am unaware of. 13 Moreover, keep me from committing flagrant sins; do not allow such sins to control me. Then I will be blameless and innocent of blatant rebellion. 14 May my words and my thoughts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my sheltering rock and my redeemer.

1 Enoch 71:12


11 Overcome, I fell on my face, my body completely relaxed, and my spirit transformed; I cried out powerfully, blessing, glorifying, and exalting Him. 12 These blessings from my mouth pleased the Head of Days. 13 The Head of Days appeared with Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Phanuel, accompanied by thousands and tens of thousands of angels without number.

 Notes and References

"... I have already noted that the use of Psalm 19:15 to conclude a prayer or liturgy is witnessed to at the end of the Parables of Enoch, in 1 Enoch 71:12. Nickelsburg comments: “Verse 12 may echo the wording of Psalm 19:14: May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O YHWH, my rock and my redeemer. A paraphrase from this Psalm of cosmic praise would be appropriate in this context.” ... at verse 14, chapter 71's allusions to earlier passages changes from chapter 39 to chapter 46 ... In fact, in the opening to parable 2, chapter 45, in verse 5 we may have a previously overlooked allusion to Psalm 19:13‐14’s “errors” and “sins” ... Although Nickelsburg leaves unmentioned this possible scriptural allusion, he does note 1 Enoch 41:5‐8’s parallel to Psalm 19’s sun verses. Nickelsburg also compares 1 Enoch 69:16 use of “‘firmament’ and ‘heaven’ in parallelism” to “Psalm 19:1 and Sirach 43:1.” ..."

Zinner, Samuel Psalms 19 and 45 in 1 Enoch, Jewish Liturgy, and the Book of Revelation (pp. 1-25) University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2008

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