Psalm 35

35:1 Plead my cause, O , with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.

35:2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.

35:3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.

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.

35:5 Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of chase them.

35:6 Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of persecute them.

35:7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul.

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.

35:9 And my soul shall be joyful in : it shall rejoice in his salvation.

35:10 All my bones shall say, , 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?

35:11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

35:12 They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.

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.

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.

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:

35:16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.

35:17 , how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions.

35:18 I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.

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.

35:20 For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.

35:21 Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it.

35:22 This thou hast seen, O : keep not silence: O , be not far from me.

35:23 Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my Elohim and my Sovereign.

35:24 Judge me, O my Elohim, according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me.

35:25 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up.

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.

35:27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.

35:28 And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.