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Psalm 35

Great Is the Lord
Of David.
1Contend, O Lord, with those who #Isa. 49:25 contend with me;
# [Ex. 14:25; Isa. 42:13] fight against those who fight against me!
2Take hold of #Ps. 91:4; [Ps. 5:12]shield and buckler
and rise for my help!
3Draw the spear and javelin#35:3 Or and close the way
against my pursuers!
Say to my soul,
“I am your salvation!”
4 # For ver. 4-8, see Ps. 69:22-28; 109:6-15 Let them be #ver. 26; Ps. 40:14; 70:2; 71:13; 83:17 put to shame and dishonor
who seek after my life!
Let them be #Ps. 129:5turned back and disappointed
who devise evil against me!
5Let them be like #See Job 21:18chaff before the wind,
with the angel of the Lord driving them away!
6Let their way be dark and #Ps. 73:18; Jer. 23:12slippery,
with the angel of the Lord pursuing them!
7For #See Ps. 69:4 without cause #See Job 18:8 they hid their net for me;
without cause they dug #See Ps. 7:15a pit for my life.#35:7 The word pit is transposed from the preceding line; Hebrew For without cause they hid the pit of their net for me; without cause they dug for my life
8Let #[1 Thess. 5:3] destruction come upon him #Isa. 47:11when he does not know it!
And let the net that he hid ensnare him;
let him fall into it—to his destruction!
9Then my soul will rejoice in the Lord,
# Luke 1:47; See Ps. 9:14 exulting in his salvation.
10All my #Ps. 51:8 bones shall say,
“O Lord, #Ps. 71:19; 86:8; 89:6, 8; 113:5; Ex. 15:11who is like you,
delivering the poor
from him who is too strong for him,
the poor and needy from him who robs him?”
11 # See Ps. 27:12 Malicious#35:11 Or Violent witnesses rise up;
they ask me of things that I do not know.
12 # Ps. 38:20; 109:4; Jer. 18:20; [John 10:32] They repay me evil for good;
my soul is bereft.#35:12 Hebrew it is bereavement to my soul
13But I, #[Job 30:25] when they were sick—
I #Ps. 69:11; [1 Kgs. 20:31] wore sackcloth;
I #Ps. 69:10; Num. 29:7 afflicted myself with fasting;
I prayed #[Matt. 10:13]; Luke 10:6with head bowed#35:13 Or my prayer shall turn back on my chest.
14I went about as though I grieved for my friend or my brother;
as one who laments his mother,
I #See Ps. 38:6bowed down in mourning.
15But at my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered;
they gathered together against me;
# Job 30:1, 8, 12 wretches whom I did not know
tore at me without ceasing;
16like profane mockers at a feast,#35:16 The meaning of the Hebrew phrase is uncertain
they #Ps. 37:12; Job 16:9; Lam. 2:16gnash at me with their teeth.
17How long, O Lord, will you #Hab. 1:13 look on?
Rescue me from their destruction,
# Ps. 22:20 my precious life from the lions!
18I will thank you in #Ps. 22:25the great congregation;
in the mighty throng I will praise you.
19 # ver. 24; See Ps. 13:4 Let not those rejoice over me
who are #Ps. 38:19; 69:4; 119:78, 86 wrongfully my foes,
and let not those #Prov. 6:13; 10:10 wink the eye
who #Ps. 69:4; Cited John 15:25 hate me #ver. 7without cause.
20For they do not speak peace,
but against those who are quiet in the land
they devise words of deceit.
21They #See Ps. 22:13 open wide their mouths against me;
they say, #ver. 25; Ps. 40:15; 70:3“Aha, Aha!
Our eyes have seen it!”
22 # [Ex. 3:7] You have seen, O Lord; #Ps. 28:1 be not silent!
O Lord, #See Ps. 10:1be not far from me!
23Awake and #Ps. 44:23; 59:4; 80:2 rouse yourself for #Ps. 7:6my vindication,
for my cause, my God and my Lord!
24 # Ps. 7:8 Vindicate me, O Lord, my God,
according to your righteousness,
and #ver. 19let them not rejoice over me!
25Let them not say in their hearts,
# ver. 21 “Aha, our heart’s desire!”
Let them not say, #2 Sam. 17:16; Lam. 2:16“We have swallowed him up.”
26Let them be #See ver. 4 put to shame and disappointed altogether
who rejoice at my calamity!
Let them be #See Job 8:22 clothed with shame and dishonor
who #See Job 19:5magnify themselves against me!
27Let those who delight in my righteousness
shout for joy and be glad
# Ps. 40:16; 70:4 and say evermore,
# Ps. 34:3 “Great is the Lord,
who #Ps. 149:4delights in the welfare of his servant!”
28Then my #Ps. 51:14; 71:8, 15, 24tongue shall tell of your righteousness
and of your praise all the day long.

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