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1 [For the choirmaster Tune: 'Do not destroy' Of David In a quiet voice] Divine as you are, do you truly give upright verdicts? do you judge fairly the children of Adam?

2 No! You devise injustice in your hearts, and with your hands you administer tyranny on the earth.

3 Since the womb they have gone astray, the wicked, on the wrong path since their birth, with their unjust verdicts.

4 They are poisonous as any snake, deaf as an adder that blocks its ears

5 so as not to hear the magician's music, however skilful his spells.

6 God, break the teeth in their mouths, snap off the fangs of these young lions, Yahweh.

7 May they drain away like water running to waste, may they wither like trampled grass,

8 like the slug that melts as it moves or a still-born child that never sees the sun.

9 Before they sprout thorns like the bramble, green or burnt up, may retribution whirl them away.

10 The upright will rejoice to see vengeance done, and will bathe his feet in the blood of the wicked.

11 'So', people will say, 'the upright does have a reward; there is a God to dispense justice on earth.'

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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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Daily Readings

Reading 1, Ephesians 4:32--5:8
32 Be generous to one another, sympathetic, forgiving each other as ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6
1 How blessed is anyone who rejects the advice of the wicked and does not ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 13:10-17
10 One Sabbath day he was teaching in one of the synagogues,11 ... Read More

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