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Psalm 35


Psalm 35:1 Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me; Fight against those who fight against me.
Psalm 35:2 Take hold of buckler and shield And rise up for my help.
Psalm 35:3 Draw also the spear and the battle-axe to meet those who pursue me; Say to my soul, "I am your salvation."
Psalm 35:4 Let those be ashamed and dishonored who seek my life; Let those be turned back and humiliated who devise evil against me.
Psalm 35:5 Let them be like chaff before the wind, With the angel of the Lord driving them on.
Psalm 35:6 Let their way be dark and slippery, With the angel of the Lord pursuing them.
Psalm 35:7 For without cause they hid their net for me; Without cause they dug a pit for my soul.
Psalm 35:8 Let destruction come upon him unawares, And let the net which he hid catch himself; Into that very destruction let him fall.
Psalm 35:9 And my soul shall rejoice in the Lord; It shall exult in His salvation.
Psalm 35:10 All my bones will say, "Lord, who is like You, Who delivers the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, And the afflicted and the needy from him who robs him?"
Psalm 35:11 Malicious witnesses rise up; They ask me of things that I do not know.
Psalm 35:12 They repay me evil for good, To the bereavement of my soul.
Psalm 35:13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled my soul with fasting, And my prayer kept returning to my bosom.
Psalm 35:14 I went about as though it were my friend or brother; I bowed down mourning, as one who sorrows for a mother.
Psalm 35:15 But at my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered themselves together; The smiters whom I did not know gathered together against me, They slandered me without ceasing.
Psalm 35:16 Like godless jesters at a feast, They gnashed at me with their teeth.
Psalm 35:17 Lord, how long will You look on? Rescue my soul from their ravages, My only life from the lions.
Psalm 35:18 I will give You thanks in the great congregation; I will praise You among a mighty throng.
Psalm 35:19 Do not let those who are wrongfully my enemies rejoice over me; Nor let those who hate me without cause wink maliciously.
Psalm 35:20 For they do not speak peace, But they devise deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land.
Psalm 35:21 They opened their mouth wide against me; They said, "Aha, aha, our eyes have seen it!"
Psalm 35:22 You have seen it, O Lord, do not keep silent; O Lord, do not be far from me.
Psalm 35:23 Stir up Yourself, and awake to my right And to my cause, my God and my Lord.
Psalm 35:24 Judge me, O Lord my God, according to Your righteousness, And do not let them rejoice over me.
Psalm 35:25 Do not let them say in their heart, "Aha, our desire!" Do not let them say, "We have swallowed him up!"
Psalm 35:26 Let those be ashamed and humiliated altogether who rejoice at my distress; Let those be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves over me.
Psalm 35:27 Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication; And let them say continually, "The Lord be magnified, Who delights in the prosperity of His servant."
Psalm 35:28 And my tongue shall declare Your righteousness And Your praise all day long.


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Psalm 35:1 Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me. Psalm 35:1 Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me; Fight against those who fight against me. Psalm 35:1 τῷ Δαυιδ δίκασον κύριε τοὺς ἀδικοῦντάς με πολέμησον τοὺς πολεμοῦντάς με
Psalm 35:2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help. Psalm 35:2 Take hold of buckler and shield And rise up for my help. Psalm 35:2 ἐπιλαβοῦ ὅπλου καὶ θυρεοῦ καὶ ἀνάστηθι εἰς βοήθειάν μου
Psalm 35:3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. Psalm 35:3 Draw also the spear and the battle-axe to meet those who pursue me; Say to my soul, "I am your salvation." Psalm 35:3 ἔκχεον ῥομφαίαν καὶ σύγκλεισον ἐξ ἐναντίας τῶν καταδιωκόντων με εἰπὸν τῇ ψυχῇ μου σωτηρία σου ἐγώ εἰμι
Psalm 35:4 Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt. Psalm 35:4 Let those be ashamed and dishonored who seek my life; Let those be turned back and humiliated who devise evil against me. Psalm 35:4 αἰσχυνθήτωσαν καὶ ἐντραπήτωσαν οἱ ζητοῦντες τὴν ψυχήν μου ἀποστραφήτωσαν εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω καὶ καταισχυνθήτωσαν οἱ λογιζόμενοί μοι κακά
Psalm 35:5 Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them. Psalm 35:5 Let them be like chaff before the wind, With the angel of the Lord driving them on. Psalm 35:5 γενηθήτωσαν ὡσεὶ χνοῦς κατὰ πρόσωπον ἀνέμου καὶ ἄγγελος κυρίου ἐκθλίβων αὐτούς
Psalm 35:6 Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them. Psalm 35:6 Let their way be dark and slippery, With the angel of the Lord pursuing them. Psalm 35:6 γενηθήτω ἡ ὁδὸς αὐτῶν σκότος καὶ ὀλίσθημα καὶ ἄγγελος κυρίου καταδιώκων αὐτούς
Psalm 35:7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul. Psalm 35:7 For without cause they hid their net for me; Without cause they dug a pit for my soul. Psalm 35:7 ὅτι δωρεὰν ἔκρυψάν μοι διαφθορὰν παγίδος αὐτῶν μάτην ὠνείδισαν τὴν ψυχήν μου
Psalm 35:8 Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall. Psalm 35:8 Let destruction come upon him unawares, And let the net which he hid catch himself; Into that very destruction let him fall. Psalm 35:8 ἐλθέτω αὐτοῖς παγίς ἣν οὐ γινώσκουσιν καὶ ἡ θήρα ἣν ἔκρυψαν συλλαβέτω αὐτούς καὶ ἐν τῇ παγίδι πεσοῦνται ἐν αὐτῇ
Psalm 35:9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation. Psalm 35:9 And my soul shall rejoice in the Lord; It shall exult in His salvation. Psalm 35:9 ἡ δὲ ψυχή μου ἀγαλλιάσεται ἐπὶ τῷ κυρίῳ τερφθήσεται ἐπὶ τῷ σωτηρίῳ αὐτοῦ
Psalm 35:10 All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him? Psalm 35:10 All my bones will say, "Lord, who is like You, Who delivers the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, And the afflicted and the needy from him who robs him?" Psalm 35:10 πάντα τὰ ὀστᾶ μου ἐροῦσιν κύριε τίς ὅμοιός σοι ῥυόμενος πτωχὸν ἐκ χειρὸς στερεωτέρων αὐτοῦ καὶ πτωχὸν καὶ πένητα ἀπὸ τῶν διαρπαζόντων αὐτόν
Psalm 35:11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not. Psalm 35:11 Malicious witnesses rise up; They ask me of things that I do not know. Psalm 35:11 ἀναστάντες μάρτυρες ἄδικοι ἃ οὐκ ἐγίνωσκον ἠρώτων με
Psalm 35:12 They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul. Psalm 35:12 They repay me evil for good, To the bereavement of my soul. Psalm 35:12 ἀνταπεδίδοσάν μοι πονηρὰ ἀντὶ καλῶν καὶ ἀτεκνίαν τῇ ψυχῇ μου
Psalm 35:13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom. Psalm 35:13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled my soul with fasting, And my prayer kept returning to my bosom. Psalm 35:13 ἐγὼ δὲ ἐν τῷ αὐτοὺς παρενοχλεῖν μοι ἐνεδυόμην σάκκον καὶ ἐταπείνουν ἐν νηστείᾳ τὴν ψυχήν μου καὶ ἡ προσευχή μου εἰς κόλπον μου ἀποστραφήσεται
Psalm 35:14 I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother. Psalm 35:14 I went about as though it were my friend or brother; I bowed down mourning, as one who sorrows for a mother. Psalm 35:14 ὡς πλησίον ὡς ἀδελφὸν ἡμέτερον οὕτως εὐηρέστουν ὡς πενθῶν καὶ σκυθρωπάζων οὕτως ἐταπεινούμην
Psalm 35 15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not Psalm 35:15 But at my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered themselves together; The smiters whom I did not know gathered together against me, They slandered me without ceasing. Psalm 35:15 καὶ κατ᾽ ἐμοῦ ηὐφράνθησαν καὶ συνήχθησαν συνήχθησαν ἐπ᾽ ἐμὲ μάστιγες καὶ οὐκ ἔγνων διεσχίσθησαν καὶ οὐ κατενύγησαν
Psalm 35:16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth. Psalm 35:16 Like godless jesters at a feast, They gnashed at me with their teeth. Psalm 35:16 ἐπείρασάν με ἐξεμυκτήρισάν με μυκτηρισμόν ἔβρυξαν ἐπ᾽ ἐμὲ τοὺς ὀδόντας αὐτῶν
Psalm 35:17 Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions. Psalm 35:17 Lord, how long will You look on? Rescue my soul from their ravages, My only life from the lions. Psalm 35:17 κύριε πότε ἐπόψῃ ἀποκατάστησον τὴν ψυχήν μου ἀπὸ τῆς κακουργίας αὐτῶν ἀπὸ λεόντων τὴν μονογενῆ μου
Psalm 35:18 I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people. Psalm 35:18 I will give You thanks in the great congregation; I will praise You among a mighty throng. Psalm 35:18 ἐξομολογήσομαί σοι κύριε ἐν ἐκκλησίᾳ πολλῇ ἐν λαῷ βαρεῖ αἰνέσω σε
Psalm 35:19 Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause. Psalm 35:19 Do not let those who are wrongfully my enemies rejoice over me; Nor let those who hate me without cause wink maliciously. Psalm 35:19 μὴ ἐπιχαρείησάν μοι οἱ ἐχθραίνοντές μοι ἀδίκως οἱ μισοῦντές με δωρεὰν καὶ διανεύοντες ὀφθαλμοῖς
Psalm 35:20 For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land. Psalm 35:20 For they do not speak peace, But they devise deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land. Psalm 35:20 ὅτι ἐμοὶ μὲν εἰρηνικὰ ἐλάλουν καὶ ἐπ᾽ ὀργὴν δόλους διελογίζοντο
Psalm 35:21 Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it. Psalm 35:21 They opened their mouth wide against me; They said, "Aha, aha, our eyes have seen it!" Psalm 35:21 καὶ ἐπλάτυναν ἐπ᾽ ἐμὲ τὸ στόμα αὐτῶν εἶπαν εὖγε εὖγε εἶδαν οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ ἡμῶν
Psalm 35 22 This thou hast seen, O LORD: keep not silence O Lord, be not far from me. Psalm 35:22 You have seen it, O Lord, do not keep silent; O Lord, do not be far from me. Psalm 35:22 εἶδες κύριε μὴ παρασιωπήσῃς κύριε μὴ ἀποστῇς ἀπ᾽ ἐμοῦ
Psalm 35:23 Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord. Psalm 35:23 Stir up Yourself, and awake to my right And to my cause, my God and my Lord. Psalm 35:23 ἐξεγέρθητι κύριε καὶ πρόσχες τῇ κρίσει μου ὁ θεός μου καὶ ὁ κύριός μου εἰς τὴν δίκην μου
Psalm 35:24 Judge me, O LORD my God, according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me. Psalm 35:24 Judge me, O Lord my God, according to Your righteousness, And do not let them rejoice over me. Psalm 35:24 κρῖνόν με κατὰ τὴν δικαιοσύνην σου κύριε ὁ θεός μου καὶ μὴ ἐπιχαρείησάν μοι
Psalm 35:25 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up. Psalm 35:25 Do not let them say in their heart, "Aha, our desire!" Do not let them say, "We have swallowed him up!" Psalm 35:25 μὴ εἴπαισαν ἐν καρδίαις αὐτῶν εὖγε εὖγε τῇ ψυχῇ ἡμῶν μηδὲ εἴπαισαν κατεπίομεν αὐτόν
Psalm 35:26 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me. Psalm 35:26 Let those be ashamed and humiliated altogether who rejoice at my distress; Let those be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves over me. Psalm 35:26 αἰσχυνθείησαν καὶ ἐντραπείησαν ἅμα οἱ ἐπιχαίροντες τοῖς κακοῖς μου ἐνδυσάσθωσαν αἰσχύνην καὶ ἐντροπὴν οἱ μεγαλορρημονοῦντες ἐπ᾽ ἐμέ
Psalm 35:27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant. Psalm 35:27 Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication; And let them say continually, "The Lord be magnified, Who delights in the prosperity of His servant." Psalm 35:27 ἀγαλλιάσαιντο καὶ εὐφρανθείησαν οἱ θέλοντες τὴν δικαιοσύνην μου καὶ εἰπάτωσαν διὰ παντός μεγαλυνθήτω ὁ κύριος οἱ θέλοντες τὴν εἰρήνην τοῦ δούλου αὐτοῦ
Psalm 35:28 And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long. Psalm 35:28 And my tongue shall declare Your righteousness And Your praise all day long. Psalm 35:28 καὶ ἡ γλῶσσά μου μελετήσει τὴν δικαιοσύνην σου ὅλην τὴν ἡμέραν τὸν ἔπαινόν σου

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