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Jehovah’s Witnesses



Psalm 28:1-9

Of David. 28  To you, O Jehovah, I keep calling.+ O my Rock, do not be deaf to me,*+ That you may not keep still toward me+ And I do not have to become like those going down to the pit.+   Hear the voice of my entreaties when I cry to you for help, When I raise my hands+ to the innermost room of your holy place.+   Do not draw me along with wicked people and with practicers of what is hurtful,+ Those who are speaking peace with their companions+ but in whose hearts is what is bad.+   Give to them according to their acting+ And according to the badness of their practices.+ According to the work of their hands do you give to them.+ Pay back to them their own doing.+   For they have no regard for the activities of Jehovah,+ Nor for the work of his hands.+ He will tear them down and not build them up.   Blessed be Jehovah,* for he has heard the voice of my entreaties.+   Jehovah* is my strength+ and my shield.+ In him my heart has trusted,+ And I have been helped, so that my heart exults,+ And with my song I shall laud him.+   Jehovah* is a strength to his people,*+ And he is a stronghold of the grand salvation of his anointed one.*+   Do save your people, and bless your inheritance;+ And shepherd them and carry them to time indefinite.+


Or, “do not turn from me in silence.”
See App 1C §10.
See App 1C §10.
See App 1C §10.
“To his people,” LXXSyVg and eight Heb. mss; M, “to them.”
“His anointed one.” Heb., meshi·chohʹ; Gr., khri·stouʹ; Syr., meshi·cheh; Lat., chriʹsti.