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1 Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me. 2 Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help. 3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. 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. 5 Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them. 6 Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them. 7 For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul. 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. 9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation. 10 All my bones shall say, LORD, 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? 11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not. 12 They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul. 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. 14 I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother. 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: 16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth. 17 Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions. 18 I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people. 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. 20 For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land. 21 Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it. 22 This thou hast seen, O LORD: keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me. 23 Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord. 24 Judge me, O LORD my God, according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me. 25 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up. 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. 27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant. 28 And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
Chapter 38
Chapter 39
Chapter 40
Chapter 41
Chapter 42
Chapter 43
Chapter 44
Chapter 45
Chapter 46
Chapter 47
Chapter 48
Chapter 49
Chapter 50
Chapter 51
Chapter 52
Chapter 53
Chapter 54
Chapter 55
Chapter 56
Chapter 57
Chapter 58
Chapter 59
Chapter 60
Chapter 61
Chapter 62
Chapter 63
Chapter 64
Chapter 65
Chapter 66
Chapter 67
Chapter 68
Chapter 69
Chapter 70
Chapter 71
Chapter 72
Chapter 73
Chapter 74
Chapter 75
Chapter 76
Chapter 77
Chapter 78
Chapter 79
Chapter 80
Chapter 81
Chapter 82
Chapter 83
Chapter 84
Chapter 85
Chapter 86
Chapter 87
Chapter 88
Chapter 89
Chapter 90
Chapter 91
Chapter 92
Chapter 93
Chapter 94
Chapter 95
Chapter 96
Chapter 97
Chapter 98
Chapter 99
Chapter 100
Chapter 101
Chapter 102
Chapter 103
Chapter 104
Chapter 105
Chapter 106
Chapter 107
Chapter 108
Chapter 109
Chapter 110
Chapter 111
Chapter 112
Chapter 113
Chapter 114
Chapter 115
Chapter 116
Chapter 117
Chapter 118
Chapter 119
Chapter 120
Chapter 121
Chapter 122
Chapter 123
Chapter 124
Chapter 125
Chapter 126
Chapter 127
Chapter 128
Chapter 129
Chapter 130
Chapter 131
Chapter 132
Chapter 133
Chapter 134
Chapter 135
Chapter 136
Chapter 137
Chapter 138
Chapter 139
Chapter 140
Chapter 141
Chapter 142
Chapter 143
Chapter 144
Chapter 145
Chapter 146
Chapter 147
Chapter 148
Chapter 149
Chapter 150

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1 Cary W = "When we offer up our struggles and enemies to the Lord's care, we can be assured He hears our cry and will be our shield and buckler and sword, speaking quietly to us that He is my salvation."
2 Sara Di Diego = "This line is seen, by biblical scholars, to correspond to the actions and events that take place in 1 Samuel 24:12-15.Only God can judge our enemies and trespassers, and only He can give justice to his followers.Work Cited:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/gills-exposition-of-the-bible/psalms-35-1.html"
3 Sara Di Diego = "This Psalm was written by David due to Saul's persecution against him.  Scholars believe that this Psalm was written at the same time as Psalm 7, since it refers to the same circumstance.Work Cited:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/gills-exposition-of-the-bible/psalms-35-introduction.html"
4 Sara Di Diego = "Scholars believe this refers to story in which David snuck up to Saul and cut off a bit of his skirt and then showed the garment to his king.  This action showed Saul that David had the power and opportunity to kill his enemy, but decided to spare him since only God could punish his enemies.  Saul was both confused and filled with shame, since Saul's only wish to kill David due to jealousy.Work Cited:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/gills-exposition-of-the-bible/psalms-35-4.html"
5 angela h = "Jesus was  set up by the Pharisees and Sadducees. They had no real reason to want Jesus crucified."
6 Sara Di Diego = "A common theme throughout the Bible is that an evil person will be caught in a trap they made for someone else, or given a punishment that they tried to give someone else.  One example is when Haman was hanged on the same gallows he made to hang Mordecai.Work Cited:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/gills-exposition-of-the-bible/psalms-35-8.html"
7 angela h = "Every inch of our entire being can worship and rejoice in the Lord. What a wonderful feeling being saturated in the Spirit of God. "
8 angela h = "Jesus was falsely accused. None of the false witnesses could get their stories straight. See Matthew 26:59-63."
9 Sara Di Diego = "Proverbs 17:13 teaches what happens to people who reward "evil for good to the spoiling of [the] soul"."
10 angela h = "David is promising to thank and praise God in the company of many witnesses. While we should have a personal relationship with Jesus we should also publicly worship Him. See Hebrews 10:25"
11 Cary W = "This is the best prayer....encouraging us all to favor all believers righteous cause that the Lord be magnified. And then to use our own tongue to speak of God's righteousness and His praise all day long."