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1 [For the choirmaster Psalm Of David] Rescue me, Yahweh, from evil men, protect me from violent men,

2 whose heart is bent on malice, day after day they harbour strife;

3 their tongues as barbed as a serpent's, viper's venom behind their lips.

4 Keep me, Yahweh, from the clutches of the wicked, protect me from violent men, who are bent on making me stumble,laying out snares where I walk,

5 in their arrogance hiding pitfall and nooseto trap me as I pass.

6 I said to Yahweh, 'You are my God.' Listen, Yahweh, to the sound of my prayer.

7 Yahweh my Lord, my saving strength, you shield my head when battle comes.

8 Yahweh, do not grant the wicked their wishes, do not let their plots succeed. Do not let my attackers

9 prevail, but let them be overwhelmed by their own malice.

10 May red-hot embers rain down on them, may they be flung into the mire once and for all.

11 May the slanderer find no rest anywhere, may evil hunt down violent men implacably.

12 I know that Yahweh will give judgement for the wretched, justice for the needy.

13 The upright shall praise your name, the honest dwell in your presence.


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Reading 1, Acts 17:15, 22--18:1: 15 Paul's escort took him as far as Athens, and went back ... Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 148:1-2, 11-12, 13, 14: 1 Alleluia! Praise Yahweh from the ... Gospel, John 16:12-15: 12 I still have many things to say to you but they would be too ... continue reading

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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.

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