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Jehovah’s Witnesses


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Psalms 36:1-12

To the director. Of Jehovah’s* servant, David. 36  The utterance of transgression to the wicked one is in the midst of his* heart;+ There is no dread of God in front of his eyes.+   For he has acted too smoothly to himself in his own eyes+ To find out his error so as to hate [it].+   The words of his mouth are hurtfulness and deception;+ He has ceased to have insight for doing good.+   Hurtfulness is what he keeps scheming upon his bed.+ He stations himself on a way that is not good.+ What is bad he does not reject.+   O Jehovah,* your loving-kindness* is in the heavens;+ Your faithfulness is up to the clouds.+   Your righteousness is like mountains of God;*+ Your judicial decision is a vast watery deep.*+ Man* and beast you save, O Jehovah.+   How precious your loving-kindness is, O God!*+ And in the shadow of your wings the sons of men themselves take refuge.+   They drink their fill of the fatness of your house;+ And of the torrent of your pleasures you cause them to drink.+   For with you is the source* of life;+ By light from you we can see light.+ 10  Continue your loving-kindness to those knowing you,+ And your righteousness to those upright in heart.+ 11  O may not the foot of haughtiness come [against] me;+ As for the hand of wicked people, let it not make me a wanderer.+ 12  There the practicers of hurtfulness have fallen;+ They have been pushed down and have been unable to get up.+


See App 1C §10.
“His,” LXXSyVg and a few Heb. mss; MT, “my.”
See App 1C §10.
Or, “loyal love.”
“God.” Heb., ʼEl.
Or, “vast body of surging waters.” Heb., tehohm′ rab·bah′. See 33:7 ftn, “Waters”; Ge 1:2 and Ge 7:11 ftns, “Deep.”
Or, “Mankind.” Heb., ʼa·dham′.
“God.” Heb., ʼElo·him′.
Or, “well.” Heb., meqohr′.