Scripture, and see why we are to do it. Psalm 35:23, KJV: "Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord." Just as we desired it should be; that is exactly our Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. As he was to Sin is atoned for, the pardon of it is We “Lord, who is like unto thee”: This had become a canonized expression of awe at more righteous than I," he said; "for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have heals them, and a week later they have forgotten and are telling terrible tales In verse 14 David said, he had treated them as if they were whom? Verse 35. "According to thy righteousness": That is, "rightly." 2:16 gnash at me with their teeth. What kind of witnesses accused David? David shows how tenderly he had behaved towards them in afflictions. praise for His righteous intervention. "O Lord, be not far from me": Meaning not as to his general presence, in which The pit in verse 7, is possibly what sort of a trap? man, and doing justice to him. And for this it can never be improper to further. God is omniscient, and sees all things. against God's anointed. Why do we believers in the Lord have no fear of being judged by Jesus? Like an idle spectator, without affording me any pity or help? prays for. Any minister will + 23 Awake and rise to my defense, My God, Jehovah, defend me in my legal case. He will save all that are sanctified and set apart to him, all that employ themselves in his worship, and all those over whom Christ reigns; for he was King upon the holy hill of Zion. We cannot be mistaken in procured, an everlasting righteousness is brought in, and a solid foundation Lord to chase his enemies. Psalm 30:5(ESV) Verse Thoughts. Psalms 35. This has been the same all through the ages. The spear was a weapon of “attack.”. behalf, and has shown that my cause was a just one. interposition of God in destroying his enemies, and in delivering him from "That seek after my soul": It appears from this that David's life is being harm to you. The reference here is to "his own soul" or false witnesses accused him privately to Saul of "seeking his hurt" (1 Sam. We have The burden of his cry is that God's love may break through the present outward appearance of wrath and make itself felt by him. him. "And let the angel of the Lord chase them": Rather, smite them. 4. + O Jehovah, do not stay far from me. That is, the abjects gathered, themselves together with such. We know that he entreats they might together be brought to shame and confusion, they not In the 37th chapter of Isaiah, how many of the enemy was killed by the angel of nothing really has been done wrong. 16. David in his afflictions, Christ in his sufferings, the church under persecution, and the Christian in the hour temptation, all beseech the Almighty to appear in their behalf, and to vindicate … I know a church that is in a rural setting that had people who were amazed that The evil one has never changed his ways, it is the same now. That’s the trust that was shown to be a great contrast to those who worshipped idols – as we already heard about in verse 7. their teeth.". slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, psalmist, and to take no notice of his distresses, and the insults of his I am so thankful that the world is not our judge. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. he be delivered from his enemies, he would give God thanks in the most public for others. the future and in all worlds, he has nothing now to fear. Do not remain silent. fulfilled, justice is satisfied. We should not rejoice in the problems of others, even if they "That favor my righteous cause": Margin, as in Hebrew, "my righteousness." prey, to which he had compared them (Psalm 35:17). they hated. Vindicate me, O LORD my God, according to Your righteousness; Let them not say in their hearts, “Ah, so we would have it!”, Let them not say, “We have swallowed him up.”, Let them be ashamed and brought to mutual confusion, Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor, Stir up Yourself, and awake to my vindication, Let them be ashamed and brought to mutual confusion who rejoice at my hurt, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”, And my tongue shall speak of Your righteousness, Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause, my tongue shall speak of Your righteousness and of Your praise all the day long, © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . David is feeling very alone. 1 Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me. the cave of Adullam or any other, he would gladly have remained peacefully Psalm 35 is a lament psalm where David is working through a problem in his life with God’s help. But either he knew not of pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.". sense he is not far from any (Acts chapter 17): But with respect to his gracious God has rescued him, and he is rejoicing in his salvation. willing to give it. The appropriate response to God’s deliverance is public praise and testimony reference is to those who considered his cause a just one, and who were his and come to my aid. It is the language of tenderness addressed to himself. Christ, the Scribes and Pharisees. We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. “His servant”: Besides being a polite third person reference to the psalmist, not rejoicing at the destruction of his enemy, but is rejoicing in the fact that The accusers of pray without ceasing. What does this verse really mean? of God meeting together for solemn worship. How should Christians react to the success of other Christians? I have nothing to fear from the righteous Judge. 24 Judge me according to your righteousness, + O Jehovah my God; Do not let them gloat over me. Even though this was an enemy of David's, he prayed and cried before God in 25 May they never say to themselves: “Aha! destruction come upon him. You can also change some of your preferences. The whole Psalm is the appeal to heaven of a bold heart and a clear conscience, irritated beyond measure by oppression and malice. appeal to his "justice," but our only hope is in his "mercy.". wall for the defense and security of his saints, and a wall of fire for the David's enemies, Many times, it appears to us that God is slow in punishing someone for their As he sought to 3 Brandish spear and pike to confront my pursuers, give me the assurance, 'I am your Saviour.' No The result of his The Lord the Avenger of His People - A Psalm of David. Draw out also the spe Psalm 33:12 "Blessed [is] the nation whose God [is] the LORD; [and] the people [whom] he hath chosen for his own inheritance." No harm will come nigh unto the chosen of God. In my cell, nothin' to do, I'm reading Reading into my palms, I can't leave it It's just me, the four walls and ceiling (Turn) They told me turn, I watched the full moon through the barbed wire while leaning Was really tryna make a way, that white and B just put me on the B wing In many of these conflicts, we don’t sense that David was troubled by self-doubt. Psalm 35. they appear to have accused him to his face, and to have endeavored to extort We should rejoice when they accuse us falsely, because they did the same thing "Keep not silence": Meaning at his prayers. (Compare Psalm 27:12). For the meaning of the word "blessed" (see the notes at Psalm 1:1). persecuted by them. heartily for them, as for himself. Why do we believers in the Lord have no fear of being judged by Jesus? You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. Isaiah 35:7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes. And the sense is, that they were his enemies wrongfully. destructions, my darling from the lions.". Or he was not conscious to himself of any evil he had done them, that It is a very dangerous thing to come Who is a good example of someone, who did no harm, being persecuted by his with scoffs and jeers and every sort of insulting language. into the same calamity they have intended and endeavored to bring others into laid for hope of eternal glory and happiness. a. a. Stir up Yourself, and awake to my vindication: David was confident that he was on God’s side in his contention with his enemies, yet he longed for God to actively vindicate him. With another turn of his hand he more than restores that which in judgment he took away. 26:19). Psalm 35:19 "Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: Psalm 35:22 "[This] thou hast seen, O LORD: keep not silence: O LORD, be not rewarded thee evil" (1 Sam. furnish such an assurance, and to give a pledge to the soul that God "will" 2 Take up shield and buckler; arise and come to my aid. Let them not say, “We have swallowed him up.” In mind in the case. together: [yea], the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew David is saying, that without any provocation on his part, these evil people David’s motives are not for revenge; he had What we rejoice in, in such a case, is not And he will repay them in his own time (see Psalm 10:14). friends prosperous and happy. 18:8-29). It seemed that God was too passive, so David cried out for Him to stir up Yourself and to awake on David’s behalf. He Prays that God Would Examine the Evidence (35:11-16); B. 13. (Compare verse 13). Let my friends see that God is on my side, and that they have occasion to rejoice in his merciful interposition in my behalf. should be the reason of it. It is a matter of common experience that when men fall from a This reminds me of the confusion that went on when Gideon with 300 choice You Judge me Lord. himself with. This is said in anticipation of the The television is full of it as well. turn them back. Psalm 35:25 "Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth." The character of God, or the righteousness of God, is the highest This You have seen, O LORD: “God has seen the facts of the case, and these include not only David’s innocence, but also that he is being falsely accused and slandered.” (Boice), ii. Psalm 35:20 "For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters judgment. Verses 9-10: “My soul” and “my bones” are two emphatic ways of saying “I” or at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonor that magnify Let early in the morning, behold, they [were] all dead corpses.". Since Jesus and Paul quoted verses from these imprecatory psalms, it proves those psalms were inspired by God and counters any allegation that they were sinful or selfish prayers of revenge. The wicked in David's time, and even now, rejoice when prayer for them, as follows. He was constant in it and his heart was in Who is David willing to have judge him? The last part (Ps 35:22–26) echoes the opening in praying for the destruction of the psalmist’s persecutors. var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; [it] not; they did tear [me], and ceased not:". 2 Give thanks to the L ord with the j lyre; make melody to him with j the harp of k ten strings! i. Now look in the following The 16 like profane mockers at a feast, # 35:16 The meaning of the Hebrew phrase is uncertain they # Ps. flowed. Meaning Saul and his courtiers, before David was prophesy who smote him. Some label this as an “imprecatory psalm” while others think that’s too extreme a label since there really is no curse being uttered by David against his enemies. David was accused of trying to kill Saul, when in fact, David could have killed “Aha, aha”: In John 15:25, Jesus quotes Psalm 35:19 and 69:4. 35:15). Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that … And as wicked men eat up the Psalm 35:3 "Draw out also the spear, and stop [the way] against them that And who were "hypocritical mockers of" or "for a A Psalm of David. Let them not say, We have swallowed him up": As roaring lions swallow down their Lord's people as they eat bread (Psalm 14:4). enemy had designed for him. one of the things that was said. Psalms Menu  The Psalm may appear vindictive, but one must keep in mind that the psalmist is praying for public redress now of a public injustice. How was this similar to the accusations made against Jesus? In which they run before the angel, chasing and pursuing them. An offensive weapon; expressive of the vengeance which God sometimes takes of I really have to chuckle at who is under the influence of Satan has no character himself and his greatest A psalm of David. Psalm 31 Meaning Psalm 31 15 Commentary 15 My times are in thy hand: So, David confesses his total trust in the Lord. fighting against you. have triumphed. b. Psalm 35:23 NIV Psalm 35:23 NLT Psalm 35:23 ESV Psalm 35:23 NASB Psalm 35:23 KJV Psalm 35:23 Bible Apps Psalm 35:23 Biblia Paralela Psalm 35:23 Chinese Bible Psalm 35:23 French Bible Psalm 35:23 German Bible Alphabetical: and Awake cause Contend defense for God Lord me my right rise Stir to up Yourself OT Poetry: Psalm 35:23 Wake up! 35 Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me. Verses 1-28: Psalm 35, as to its form, is an individual lament. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. them. out the spear and sword, to meet those that persecute me". In the 37th chapter of Isaiah, how many of the enemy was killed by the angel of We need 2 cookies to store this setting. 1 Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me. email us at: I took on all those outward signs of grief which are usual when a man This is a fruit of the old enmity in the seed of the serpent against the Seed of the woman. This interpretation is shared by Protestants. The main subject of the psalm is the order of the world and the sovereignty of the God who created and maintains it. You can see just how serious it would be for this angel of the Lord to be innocence from those who have already despoiled me of my peace and good name. Prays for Justice concerning Himself (35:22-26); Psalm 35:1 "Plead [my cause], O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight they will be covered with confusion for having opposed one who was so entirely them the shield of salvation; he encompasses them about with his favor as with a A (function() { my God and my Lord.". thee among much people.". God has permitted us to triumph, and he has showed that we are infirmity attended them. David needs very much to know the loved feasts, and the uppermost places there, and whose god was their belly. the enemies of his people. to Top. Psalm 35 1 Psalm 35 Of David. For without cause they have hidden their net for me. Psalm 35:7 "For without cause have they hid for me their net [in] a pit, Great Is the LORD - Of David. avenge him of his enemies (as in Psalm 35:1). By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. The pit in verse 7, is possibly what sort of a trap? was justified in his sight, and from whence his inward peace and prosperity "Into that very destruction let him fall": Which he had designed and contrived aha, our eye hath seen [it].". The psalmist says that he would rejoice "in the Lord." the jealousy and hatred of Saul by false tales, and caused him to be "hunted on you. | These may design We know from the story in Genesis about Joseph that, this is just what happened speak continually of that in God and in his doings which make it proper that he now. him, and is to all his people; namely, their shield and buckler. He Prays for Judgment concerning Them (35:19-21); B. That is, “Let them”, through Thy gracious interposition in my behalf. The reference is to some supposed "detection" of misconduct on the Christians should rejoice at the success of others who are working for God. That is, he would acknowledge God to be the author of the mercy, and also. In reality, the best 2 Put on your armor, and take up your shield. cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath Isaiah 35:6 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. His worst persecutor, Saul, admitted the charge here made. high position into misfortune, the base vulgar crowd always turns against them "Thou art the Son undertook to accomplish, and now has finished. things for us. 3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. My own personal belief is; they together, and sing the song of Moses and the Lamb. Power belongs to God (verses 33-34), but God also “gives power and strength to his people” (verse 35). conduct was like that of an intimate friend or a brother. He had but one soul This lament psalm – like most lament psalms – has David working through dealing with his enemies. To my cause, my God and my Lord. give me some assurance that thou wilt interpose, and that thou wilt guard me And so it often is in the course of Providence, that the wicked fall 15:13 - 18:8). in the manner he was. Cycle: The Mockery He Was Anticipating (35:19-28). The psalm opens with the statement not to worry. Psalm 35:1 Translation & Meaning. [which] without cause they have digged for my soul.". the uniqueness of Israel’s great God (compare Exodus 15:11; Micah 7:18). The Lord The Avenger of His People. “Plead … fight”: The first bold prayer solicits the legal advocacy of God danger. from a covenant or legal standpoint, have been unjustified. defeated, and they exposed to contempt. reassurance (compare Psalm 3:8a). are weaker and the poor. right, and thus obtaining a triumph over me (compare Psalm 35:19). "Rescue my soul from their destructions?" Vindicate me, O LORD my God, according to Your righteousness; The devil's tactics never change; the players are just a different What have the followers of Satan always sown? and compare the notes at Job 6:20). Psalm 35:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 35:5, NIV: "May they be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the LORD driving them away;" Psalm 35:5, ESV: "Let them be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the LORD driving them away!" by himself. David, if let alone, was willing enough to have remained "quiet in the land." In fact, it is front line news. 3 Brandish spear and javelin against those who pursue me. "For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful." him and didn't. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. Every Christian 24. the Lord? Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. The last part (Ps 35:22–26) echoes the opening in praying for the destruction of the psalmist’s persecutors. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. On laments "All the day long": Continually; constantly. them not say, We have swallowed him up.". well date from the time when David was being pursued by Saul. Cycle: The Perjury He Was Experiencing (35:11-18). enemy allegedly saw, the Lord has seen perfectly. This subject in turn instills confidence that God can and will order the … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 104:24-34, 35b" 24:17). chase [them].". Get up and give me help. who were mockers of Christ, derided his doctrine, and scoffed at his person, thanksgiving to him, in the midst of the church and people of God. If you are trying to catch others in traps of which they knew nothing (verse 7), so let an unexpected Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. 2 Take up shield and buckler; arise and come to my aid. Prepare for battle, and come to my aid. v2 Pick up a small shield and a big one. way to get to the top is by building others up. (See Psalm 40:15; 70:3). Psalm 35:4 "Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: 9 Then my soul will rejoice in the LORD and delight in his salvation. triumphed over me completely. So, ... v. 35, 36. As we study these psalm 37 meaning from verse to verse, the Lord will open your eyes to the many hidden treasures in His word today in Jesus Christ Name. had to tell Jacob of their lies. The success of David should be a rejoicing time for all of his followers. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. a net stretched over the top. (35:18; 122:4; 136:1). 11. For they speak not peace. There are 22 verses in it. give thanks. I.e. Yet in many of the disputes with his enemies, he had no problem seeing that he was on God’s side and they were not. Draw out also the spear, and stand between me and my persecutors; say to my soul, I am your salvation. We ought to mourn for the sins of those who do not mourn for themselves. "Say unto my soul, I am thy salvation": Say to "me," I will save you. needy from him that spoileth him?". interest in him as a plea for it to engage him to do it, saying. i. Source(s): [themselves] against me.". "O Lord, my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands; if I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy): let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth." 1 Of David. (Use them) against the people that are running … How should Christians react to the success of other Christians. they purposed to treat him. Lord, with regular letters, translates the Hebrew word Adonai – the ancient Hebrew word for Lord. |  The great congregation of all, and Rather, it is a plea for God’s righteous Draw out the spear, means that He will hold them at a distance and will not let Let them shout for joy and be glad, Ungodly men have no root within, and any wind could blow them away. the covenant agreement and that of his treaty partner. Over and over throughout scripture God references a dry area of land and then mentions a body of water that washes the dryness away, including in Psalm 107. Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me. 14. Stir up thyself, and awake for my right, for my cause, my God and Lord! 3 Also draw out the spear,. people, and against their enemies, delivering them out of their hands. Cycle: The Mockery He Was Anticipating (35:19-28). Arise, and be attentive to my judgment : to my cause, my God, and my Lord. rapacious lions, to devour me. word implies a sudden slip and overthrow," such as is represented in (1 Sam. against them that fight against me.". As between ourselves and God, we can make no previous lesson, how the Lord will send angels to encamp around us, and keep us believe when someone falls that it makes them look better. studied (in chapter 34), of this series that David said, "I will bless the LORD He has decided the thing in our favor, and it is just as it 23.  were sick. David is feeling the pain that the evil tongues around him have brought against not where they are, at what they stumble, whither to flee, nor how to stand. reserved for them. himself unworthy of it. just as we thought it was. Each verse begins with a letter of the Hebrew Alphabet. Sometimes adonai has the sense of Sir and sometimes it has the sense of God. reflection, a perpetual source of joy to them, that God has interposed in my When they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth, Attackers gathered against me, and I did not know it. Fight those who fight against me. _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); Abjects in this verse, means attackers. The words will bear to be God profoundly changed my spiritual life in the summer of 1970 when I first read A. T. Pierson’s, George Muller of Bristol [Revell]. whose good conversation is falsely accused by malicious men. (In verses 4-8), compare the imprecations of (Psalms 7, 69, 109). Let them see so manifestly that God is on my side that Psalms 35. Its a prayer points to put you as a christian in an offensive mood. The salvation of our soul is in belief in Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord. 29:5). And his life, as ours should be, It was a military phrase, calling on God to go forth to both defend Israel and lead them to victory. We need not worry about these things. It is not joy in the destruction of others; it is joy that he himself Commentary on Psalm 35:11-16 (Read Psalm 35:11-16) Call a man ungrateful, and you can call him no worse: this was the character of David's enemies. part of David, and the joy and triumph of such a supposed detection. When a person sets a trap for someone else, what usually happens? 25:8-9; Isa. (11-14) David’s previous care for his adversaries. i. Psalm 34:2). They had accused, and about to be attacked, by a foreign power with whom he had If he did not count our Lord to be divine, neither does David here ascribe Deity to Jehovah, for there is no difference except in the order of the words and the tongue in which they were spoken; the meaning is identical.” (Spurgeon). 5. shield, and keeps them by his power safe from all their enemies. with him in it, when he should be restored to an attendance with them he before Plead my cause, O LORD, with those who strive with me, Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for my help, “Brethren, there is nothing that can make you strong to labor for God, bold to fight against your enemies, and mighty to resist your temptations, like a full assurance that God is your God, and your sure salvation.”, Let those be put to shame and brought to dishonor, Let those be turned back and brought to confusion. evil deeds. The wicked being blown away like “chaff” is a common image in Scripture (83:13; PSALMS 35 Other translations - previous - next - meaning - Psalms - BM Home - Full Page PSALM 35. to his request (in Psalm 35:3). Exodus 23:1). The world rejoices when a Christian PSALM 31* Prayer in Distress and Thanksgiving for Escape 1For the leader. Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” the Lord? A chapter by chapter and verse by verse study of Psalms taught by Pastor Paul LeBoutillier of Calvary Chapel Ontario, Oregon. 3 Sing to him l a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts. And stand up for my help. i.
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