Bible: Psalm 35
Psalm 35 1
35:1 By David.
Attack those who attack me!
35:2 Grab your small shield and large shield, 3
and rise up to help me!
Assure me with these words: 6 “I am your deliverer!”
35:4 May those who seek my life be embarrassed and humiliated!
May those who plan to harm me be turned back and ashamed! 7
35:5 May they be 8 like wind-driven chaff,
35:6 May their path be 11 dark and slippery,
35:7 I did not harm them, but they hid a net to catch me
and dug a pit to trap me. 12
35:8 Let destruction take them by surprise! 13
Let the net they hid catch them!
Let them fall into destruction! 14
35:9 Then I will rejoice in the
and be happy because of his deliverance. 15
35:10 With all my strength I will say, 16
the oppressed and needy from those who try to rob them.” 19
35:11 Violent men perjure themselves, 20
and falsely accuse me. 21
35:12 They repay me evil for the good I have done; 22
I am overwhelmed with sorrow. 23
35:13 When they were sick, I wore sackcloth, 24
and refrained from eating food. 25
(If I am lying, may my prayers go unanswered!) 26
35:14 I mourned for them as I would for a friend or my brother. 27
35:15 But when I stumbled, they rejoiced and gathered together;
they gathered together to ambush me. 30
They tore at me without stopping to rest. 31
35:16 When I tripped, they taunted me relentlessly, 32
and tried to bite me. 33
35:17 O Lord, how long are you going to just stand there and watch this? 34
guard my life 37 from the young lions!
35:18 Then I will give you thanks in the great assembly; 38
I will praise you before a large crowd of people! 39
Do not let those who hate me without cause carry out their wicked schemes! 42
35:20 For they do not try to make peace with others, 43
but plan ways to deceive those who are unsuspecting. 44
35:21 They are ready to devour me; 45
they say, “Aha! Aha! We’ve got you!” 46
35:22 But you take notice, 47
O Lord, do not remain far away from me!
My God and Lord, defend my just cause! 50
35:24 Vindicate me by your justice, O
Do not let them gloat 51 over me!
Do not let them say, “We have devoured him!”
35:26 May those who want to harm me be totally embarrassed and ashamed! 54
May those who arrogantly taunt me be covered with shame and humiliation! 55
35:27 May those who desire my vindication shout for joy and rejoice!
35:28 Then I will tell others about your justice, 59
and praise you all day long. 60