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Jehovah’s Witnesses



Psalms 144:1-15

Of David.* 144  Blessed be Jehovah my Rock,+ Who is teaching my hands for fighting,+ My fingers for warfare;   My loving-kindness and my stronghold,+ My secure height and my Provider of escape for me,+ My shield+ and the One in whom I have taken refuge,+ The One subduing peoples* under me.+   O Jehovah, what is man* that you should notice him,+ The son of mortal man*+ that you should take account of him?   Man himself bears resemblance to a mere exhalation;+ His days are like a passing shadow.+   O Jehovah, bend down your heavens that you may descend;+ Touch the mountains that they may smoke.+   Lighten with lightning that you may scatter them;+ Send out your arrows that you may throw them into confusion.+   Thrust your hands out from the height;+ Set me free and deliver me from the many waters,+ From the hand of the foreigners,*+   Whose mouth has spoken what is untrue+ And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.+   O God, a new song I will sing to you.+ On an instrument of ten strings I will make melody to you,+ 10  The One giving salvation to kings,+ The One setting David his servant free from the injurious sword.+ 11  Set me free and deliver me from the hand of the foreigners,+ Whose mouth has spoken what is untrue+ And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood,+ 12  Who [say]: “Our sons are like little plants grown up in their youth,+ Our daughters like corners carved in palace style, 13  Our garners full, furnishing products of one sort after another,*+ Our flocks multiplying by thousands, ten thousand to one, in our streets, 14  Our cattle loaded down, without any rupture and with no abortion,+ And with no outcry in our public squares.+ 15  Happy is the people for whom it is just like [that]!” Happy is the people whose God is Jehovah!+


LXXVg add, “against Goliath.”
“Peoples,” TSy and many Heb. mss; MLXXVg, “my people.”
Or, “earthling man.” Heb., ʼa·dhamʹ.
“Mortal man.” Heb., ʼenohshʹ.
Lit., “sons of a foreign (country).”
Lit., “from sort to sort.”