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Psalm 35 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:1 - By David. Strive, Jehovah, with my strivers, fight with my fighters,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:2 - Take hold of shield and buckler, and rise for my help,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:3 - And draw out spear and lance, To meet my pursuers. Say to my soul, 'Thy salvation I am.'
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:4 - They are ashamed and blush, those seeking my soul, Turned backward and confounded, Those devising my evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:5 - They are as chaff before wind, And a messenger of Jehovah driving away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:6 - Their way is darkness and slipperiness, And a messenger of Jehovah their pursuer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:7 - For without cause they hid for me their netpit, Without cause they digged for my soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:8 - Meet him doth desolation -- he knoweth not, And his net that he hid catcheth him, For desolation he falleth into it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:9 - And my soul is joyful in Jehovah, It rejoiceth in His salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:10 - 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.'
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:11 - Violent witnesses rise up, That which I have not known they ask me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:12 - They pay me evil for good, bereaving my soul,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:13 - And I -- in their sickness my clothing is sackcloth, I have humbled with fastings my soul, And my prayer unto my bosom returneth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:14 - As if a friend, as if my brother, I walked habitually, As a mourner for a mother, Mourning I have bowed down.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:15 - 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;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:16 - With profane ones, mockers in feasts, Gnashing against me their teeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:17 - Lord, how long dost thou behold? Keep back my soul from their desolations, From young lions my only one.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:18 - I thank Thee in a great assembly, Among a mighty people I praise Thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:19 - Mine enemies rejoice not over me with falsehood, Those hating me without cause wink the eye.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:20 - For they speak not peace, And against the quiet of the land, Deceitful words they devise,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:21 - And they enlarge against me their mouth, They said, 'Aha, aha, our eye hath seen.'
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:22 - Thou hast seen, O Jehovah, Be not silent, O Lord -- be not far from me,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:23 - Stir up, and wake to my judgment, My God, and my Lord, to my plea.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:24 - Judge me according to Thy righteousness, O Jehovah my God, And they do not rejoice over me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:25 - They do not say in their heart, 'Aha, our desire.' They do not say, 'We swallowed him up.'
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:26 - They are ashamed and confounded together, Who are rejoicing at my evil. They put on shame and confusion, Who are magnifying themselves against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:27 - They sing and rejoice, who are desiring my righteousness, And they say continually, 'Jehovah is magnified, Who is desiring the peace of His servant.'
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:28 - And my tongue uttereth Thy righteousness, All the day Thy praise!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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