3 'When will these windy arguments be over?' or again, 'What sickness drives you to defend yourself?'
9 his anger tears and hounds me with gnashing teeth. My enemies look daggers at me,
11 Yes, God has handed me over to the godless, and cast me into the hands of the wicked.
17 Nonetheless, my hands are free of violence, and my prayer is pure.
19 Henceforth I have a witness in heaven, my defender is there on high.
22 For the years of my life are numbered, and I am leaving by the road of no return.
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The New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) is a Catholic translation of the Bible published in 1985. The New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) has become the most widely used Roman Catholic Bible outside of the United States. It has the imprimatur of Cardinal George Basil Hume.
Like its predecessor, the Jerusalem Bible, the New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) version is translated "directly from the Hebrew, Greek or Aramaic." The 1973 French translation, the Bible de Jerusalem, is followed only "where the text admits to more than one interpretation." Introductions and notes, with some modifications, are taken from the Bible de Jerusalem.
Source: The Very Reverend Dom (Joseph) Henry Wansbrough, OSB, MA (Oxon), STL (Fribourg), LSS (Rome), a monk of Ampleforth Abbey and a biblical scholar. He was General Editor of the New Jerusalem Bible. "New Jerusalem Bible, Regular Edition", pg. v.