1 a human being, born of woman, whose life is short but full of trouble.
4 But will anyone produce the pure from what is impure? No one can!
11 The waters of the sea will vanish, the rivers stop flowing and run dry:
13 Will no one hide me in Sheol, and shelter me there till your anger is past, fixing a certain day for calling me to mind-
17 you would seal up my crime in a bag, and put a cover over my fault.
21 His children may rise to honours -- he does not know it; they may come down in the world -- he does not care.
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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.