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Psalm 35 (WEBP)

[1] Contend, Yahweh, with those who contend with me. Fight against those who fight against me.
[2] Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for my help.
[3] Brandish the spear and block those who pursue me. Tell my soul, “I am your salvation.”
[4] Let those who seek after my soul be disappointed and brought to dishonor. Let those who plot my ruin be turned back and confounded.
[5] Let them be as chaff before the wind, Yahweh’s angel driving them on.
[6] Let their way be dark and slippery, Yahweh’s angel pursuing them.
[7] For without cause they have hidden their net in a pit for me. Without cause they have dug a pit for my soul.
[8] Let destruction come on him unawares. Let his net that he has hidden catch himself. Let him fall into that destruction.
[9] My soul shall be joyful in Yahweh. It shall rejoice in his salvation.
[10] All my bones shall say, “Yahweh, who is like you, who delivers the poor from him who is too strong for him; yes, the poor and the needy from him who robs him?”
[11] Unrighteous witnesses rise up. They ask me about things that I don’t know about.
[12] They reward me evil for good, to the bereaving of my soul.
[13] But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth. I afflicted my soul with fasting. My prayer returned into my own bosom.
[14] I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother. I bowed down mourning, as one who mourns his mother.
[15] But in my adversity, they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together. The attackers gathered themselves together against me, and I didn’t know it. They tore at me, and didn’t cease.
[16] Like the profane mockers in feasts, they gnashed their teeth at me.
[17] Lord, how long will you look on? Rescue my soul from their destruction, my precious life from the lions.
[18] I will give you thanks in the great assembly. I will praise you among many people.
[19] Don’t let those who are my enemies wrongfully rejoice over me; neither let those who hate me without a cause wink their eyes.
[20] For they don’t speak peace, but they devise deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land.
[21] Yes, they opened their mouth wide against me. They said, “Aha! Aha! Our eye has seen it!”
[22] You have seen it, Yahweh. Don’t keep silent. Lord, don’t be far from me.
[23] Wake up! Rise up to defend me, my God! My Lord, contend for me!
[24] Vindicate me, Yahweh my God, according to your righteousness. Don’t let them gloat over me.
[25] Don’t let them say in their heart, “Aha! That’s the way we want it!” Don’t let them say, “We have swallowed him up!”
[26] Let them be disappointed and confounded together who rejoice at my calamity. Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves against me.
[27] Let those who favor my righteous cause shout for joy and be glad. Yes, let them say continually, “May Yahweh be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of his servant!”
[28] My tongue shall talk about your righteousness and about your praise all day long.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

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Psalm 35 (KJVS)

[1] «[A Psalm] of David H1732.» Plead H7378 (8798) [my cause], O LORD H3068, with them that strive H3401 with me: fight H3898 (8798) against them that fight H3898 (8802) against me.
[2] Take hold H2388 (8685) of shield H4043 and buckler H6793, and stand up H6965 (8798) for mine help H5833.
[3] Draw out H7324 (8685) also the spear H2595, and stop H5462 (8798) [the way] against H7125 (8800) them that persecute H7291 (8802) me: say H559 (8798) unto my soul H5315, I [am] thy salvation H3444.
[4] Let them be confounded H954 (8799) and put to shame H3637 (8735) that seek H1245 (8764) after my soul H5315: let them be turned H5472 (8735) back H268 and brought to confusion H2659 (8799) that devise H2803 (8802) my hurt H7451.
[5] Let them be as chaff H4671 before H6440 the wind H7307: and let the angel H4397 of the LORD H3068 chase H1760 (8802) [them].
[6] Let their way H1870 be dark H2822 and slippery H2519: and let the angel H4397 of the LORD H3068 persecute H7291 (8802) them.
[7] For without cause H2600 have they hid H2934 (8804) for me their net H7568 [in] a pit H7845, [which] without cause H2600 they have digged H2658 (8804) for my soul H5315.
[8] Let destruction H7722 come H935 (8799) upon him at unawares H3045 (8799) H3808; and let his net H7568 that he hath hid H2934 (8804) catch H3920 (8799) himself: into that very destruction H7722 let him fall H5307 (8799).
[9] And my soul H5315 shall be joyful H1523 (8799) in the LORD H3068: it shall rejoice H7797 (8799) in his salvation H3444.
[10] All my bones H6106 shall say H559 (8799), LORD H3068, who [is] like unto thee, which deliverest H5337 (8688) the poor H6041 from him that is too strong H2389 for him, yea, the poor H6041 and the needy H34 from him that spoileth H1497 (8802) him?
[11] False H2555 witnesses H5707 did rise up H6965 (8799); they laid to my charge H7592 (8799) [things] that I knew H3045 (8804) not.
[12] They rewarded H7999 (8762) me evil H7451 for good H2896 [to] the spoiling H7908 of my soul H5315.
[13] But as for me, when they were sick H2470 (8800), my clothing H3830 [was] sackcloth H8242: I humbled H6031 (8765) my soul H5315 with fasting H6685; and my prayer H8605 returned H7725 (8799) into mine own bosom H2436.
[14] I behaved H1980 (8694) myself as though [he had been] my friend H7453 [or] brother H251: I bowed down H7817 (8804) heavily H6937 (8802), as one that mourneth H57 [for his] mother H517.
[15] But in mine adversity H6761 they rejoiced H8055 (8804), and gathered themselves together H622 (8738): [yea], the abjects H5222 gathered themselves together H622 (8738) against me, and I knew H3045 (8804) [it] not; they did tear H7167 (8804) [me], and ceased H1826 (8804) not:
[16] With hypocritical H2611 mockers H3934 in feasts H4580, they gnashed H2786 (8800) upon me with their teeth H8127.
[17] Lord H136, how long wilt thou look on H7200 (8799)? rescue H7725 (8685) my soul H5315 from their destructions H7722, my darling H3173 from the lions H3715.
[18] I will give thee thanks H3034 (8686) in the great H7227 congregation H6951: I will praise H1984 (8762) thee among much H6099 people H5971.
[19] Let not them that are mine enemies H341 (8802) wrongfully H8267 rejoice H8055 (8799) over me: [neither] let them wink H7169 (8799) with the eye H5869 that hate H8130 (8802) me without a cause H2600.
[20] For they speak H1696 (8762) not peace H7965: but they devise H2803 (8799) deceitful H4820 matters H1697 against [them that are] quiet H7282 in the land H776.
[21] Yea, they opened their mouth H6310 wide H7337 (8686) against me, [and] said H559 (8804), Aha H1889, aha H1889, our eye H5869 hath seen H7200 (8804) [it].
[22] [This] thou hast seen H7200 (8804), O LORD H3068: keep not silence H2790 (8799): O Lord H136, be not far H7368 (8799) from me.
[23] Stir up H5782 (8685) thyself, and awake H6974 (8685) to my judgment H4941, [even] unto my cause H7379, my God H430 and my Lord H136.
[24] Judge H8199 (8798) me, O LORD H3068 my God H430, according to thy righteousness H6664; and let them not rejoice H8055 (8799) over me.
[25] Let them not say H559 (8799) in their hearts H3820, Ah H1889, so would we have it H5315: let them not say H559 (8799), We have swallowed him up H1104 (8765).
[26] Let them be ashamed H954 (8799) and brought to confusion H2659 (8799) together H3162 that rejoice H8056 at mine hurt H7451: let them be clothed H3847 (8799) with shame H1322 and dishonour H3639 that magnify H1431 (8688) [themselves] against me.
[27] Let them shout for joy H7442 (8799), and be glad H8055 (8799), that favour H2655 my righteous cause H6664: yea, let them say H559 (8799) continually H8548, Let the LORD H3068 be magnified H1431 (8799), which hath pleasure H2655 in the prosperity H7965 of his servant H5650.
[28] And my tongue H3956 shall speak H1897 (8799) of thy righteousness H6664 [and] of thy praise H8416 all the day H3117 long.

Young’s Literal Translation

Psalm 35 (YLT)

[1] Strive, Jehovah, with my strivers, fight with my fighters,
[2] Take hold of shield and buckler, and rise for my help,
[3] And draw out spear and lance, To meet my pursuers. Say to my soul, ‘Thy salvation I am.’
[4] They are ashamed and blush, those seeking my soul, Turned backward and confounded, Those devising my evil.
[5] They are as chaff before wind, And a messenger of Jehovah driving away.
[6] Their way is darkness and slipperiness, And a messenger of Jehovah their pursuer.
[7] For without cause they hid for me their netpit, Without cause they digged for my soul.
[8] Meet him doth desolation-he knoweth not, And his net that he hid catcheth him, For desolation he falleth into it.
[9] And my soul is joyful in Jehovah, It rejoiceth in His salvation.
[10] All my bones say, ‘Jehovah, who is like Thee, Delivering the poor from the stronger than he, And the poor and needy from his plunderer.’
[11] Violent witnesses rise up, That which I have not known they ask me.
[12] They pay me evil for good, bereaving my soul,
[13] And I-in their sickness my clothing is sackcloth, I have humbled with fastings my soul, And my prayer unto my bosom returneth.
[14] As if a friend, as if my brother, I walked habitually, As a mourner for a mother, Mourning I have bowed down.
[15] And-in my halting they have rejoiced, And have been gathered together, Gathered against me were the smiters, And I have not known, They have rent, and they have not ceased;
[16] With profane ones, mockers in feasts, Gnashing against me their teeth.
[17] Lord, how long dost thou behold? Keep back my soul from their desolations, From young lions my only one.
[18] I thank Thee in a great assembly, Among a mighty people I praise Thee.
[19] Mine enemies rejoice not over me with falsehood, Those hating me without cause wink the eye.
[20] For they speak not peace, And against the quiet of the land, Deceitful words they devise,
[21] And they enlarge against me their mouth, They said, ‘Aha, aha, our eye hath seen.’
[22] Thou hast seen, O Jehovah, Be not silent, O Lord-be not far from me,
[23] Stir up, and wake to my judgment, My God, and my Lord, to my plea.
[24] Judge me according to Thy righteousness, O Jehovah my God, And they do not rejoice over me.
[25] They do not say in their heart, ‘Aha, our desire.’ They do not say, ‘We swallowed him up.’
[26] They are ashamed and confounded together, Who are rejoicing at my evil. They put on shame and confusion, Who are magnifying themselves against me.
[27] They sing and rejoice, who are desiring my righteousness, And they say continually, ‘Jehovah is magnified, Who is desiring the peace of His servant.’
[28] And my tongue uttereth Thy righteousness, All the day Thy praise!