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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (Study Edition)

Psalms 53:1-6

To the director; in the style of Maʹha·lath.* Masʹkil.* Of David. 53  The foolish* one says in his heart: “There is no Jehovah.”+ Their unrighteous actions are corrupt and detestable;No one is doing good.+   But God looks down from heaven on the sons of men+To see whether anyone has insight, whether anyone is seeking Jehovah.+   They have all turned away;They are all alike corrupt. No one is doing good,Not even one.+   Do none of the wrongdoers understand? They devour my people as if they were eating bread. They do not call on Jehovah.+   But they will be filled with great terror,Terror they have never felt before,*For God will scatter the bones of those attacking you.* You will put them to shame, for Jehovah has rejected them.   O that Israel’s salvation may come from Zion!+ When Jehovah gathers back his captive people,Let Jacob be joyful, let Israel rejoice.


Or “senseless.”
Or possibly, “Fear where there was nothing to fear.”
Lit., “camping against you.”

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