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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Psalms 3:1-8

A melody of David when he was running away on account of Ab′sa·lom his son.*+ 3  O Jehovah, why have my adversaries become many?+ Why are many rising up against me?+   Many are saying of my soul: “There is no salvation for him by God.”*+ Se′lah.*   And yet you, O Jehovah, are a shield about me,+ My glory+ and the One lifting up my head.+   With my voice I shall call to Jehovah himself, And he will answer me from his holy mountain.*+ Se′lah.   As for me, I will lie down that I may sleep; I shall certainly awake, for Jehovah himself keeps supporting me.+   I shall not be afraid of ten thousands of people Who have set themselves in array against me round about.+   Do arise,+ O Jehovah! Save me,+ O my God!+ For you will have to strike all my enemies on the jaw.+ The teeth of wicked ones you will have to break.+   Salvation belongs to Jehovah.+ Your blessing is upon your people.+ Se′lah.

Footnotes

“His son.” Heb., benoh′.
“By God.” Heb., vEʼ·lo·him′, pl. to denote excellence or majesty. See Ge 1:1 ftn, “God.”
Selah.” A Heb. technical term used in music or recitation. The meaning is uncertain.
See 2:6 ftn.