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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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

Psalms 64:1-10

To the director. A melody of David. 64  Hear, O God, my voice in my concern.+ From the dreadfulness of the enemy may you safeguard my life.+   May you conceal me from the confidential talk of evildoers,+ From the tumult of practicers of hurtfulness,+   Who have sharpened their tongue just like a sword,+ Who have aimed their arrow, bitter speech,+   To shoot from concealed places at someone blameless.+ All of a sudden they shoot at him and do not fear.+   They hold themselves down to bad speech;+ They make statements about hiding traps.+ They have said: “Who sees them?”*+   They keep searching out unrighteous things;+ They have hidden a shrewd device well searched out,+ And the inward part of each one, even [his] heart, is deep.+   But God will shoot at them with an arrow suddenly.+ Wounds have resulted to them,+   And they cause one to stumble.+ [But] their tongue is against their own selves.+ All those looking upon them will shake their head,+   And all earthling men will become afraid;+ And they will tell of the activity of God,+ And they will certainly have insight into his work.+ 10  And the righteous one will rejoice in Jehovah and will indeed take refuge in him;+ And all the upright in heart will boast.+

Footnotes

“Them,” MTLXXVg; Sy, “us.”