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THREAD: Why do English Bible translations often have different poetic stanzas? (inspired by @JennGuenther)

Psalm 1 is divided by the NIV into verses 1-3, 4-5, & 6, but by the ESV into 1-2, 3-4, & 5-6.
Whichever of these is better (or neither), it’s worth knowing that translations usually aren’t following ancient manuscripts.

There are some ancient paragraph divisions in Hebrew manuscripts (look up petucha פְּתוּחָה ‘open’ and stuma סְתוּמָה ‘closed’ paragraphs).
But we still await the #GreatParagraphReform when, some time in the 21st century, modern Bible translations are revised to follow ancient manuscript paragraphs.
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Here is a snippet from one of the beautiful carpet pages at the back of the #LeningradCodex. I've highlighted a little 'poem' hidden in the page...
Ofer found a very similar poem at the back of another manuscript also written by #SamuelBenJacob - the so-called 'Lm' #Torah manuscript
And now, here it is again, in an even longer form than in L, nestled at the back of the #WashingtonPentateuch
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