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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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

Psalms 56:1-13

To the director on the Silent Dove among those far away.* Of David. Mik′tam.* When the Phi·lis′tines laid hold of him in Gath.+ 56  Show me favor, O God, because mortal man has snapped at me.+ Warring all day long, he keeps oppressing me.+   My foes have kept snapping all day long,+ For there are many warring against me high-mindedly.+   Whatever day I get afraid, I, for my part, shall trust even in you.+   In union with God I shall praise his word.+ In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid.+ What can flesh do to me?+   All day long they keep hurting my personal affairs; All their thoughts are against me for bad.+   They attack, they conceal themselves,+ They, for their part, keep observing my very steps,*+ While they have waited for my soul.+   On account of [their] hurtfulness cast them forth.+ In anger bring down even the peoples, O God.+   My being a fugitive you yourself have reported.+ Do put my tears in your skin bottle.+ Are they not in your book?+   At that time my enemies will turn back, on the day that I call;+ This I well know, that God is for me.+ 10  In union with God+ I shall praise [his] word; In union with Jehovah I shall praise [his] word.+ 11  In God I have put my trust. I shall not be afraid.+ What can earthling man* do to me?+ 12  Upon me, O God, there are vows to you.+ I shall render expressions of thanksgiving to you.+ 13  For you have delivered my soul* from death+ [Have you] not [delivered] my feet from stumbling?+ That [I] may walk about before God* in the light* of those alive.+

Footnotes

Possibly, “Dove of Silence, those far away.” By a slight correction, “Dove of the big trees far away.”
See 16:Sup ftn.
Lit., “heels.”
“Earthling man.” Heb., ʼa·dham′.
“My soul.” Heb., naph·shi′; Gr., psy·khen′; Lat., a′ni·mam. See App 4A.
“God,” MLXXSyVg; T, “Jehovah.”
“Light,” MTLXXVg; Sy, “land.”