Amplified Bible

Psalm 35

Prayer for Rescue from Enemies.

A Psalm of David.

1Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me;
Fight against those who fight against me.

Take hold of shield and buckler ([a]small shield),
And stand up for my help.

Draw also the spear and javelin to meet those who pursue me.
Say to my soul, “I am your salvation.”

Let those be ashamed and dishonored who seek my life;
Let those be turned back [in defeat] and humiliated who plot evil against me.

Let them be [blown away] like chaff before the wind [worthless, without substance],
With the angel of the Lord driving them on.

Let their way be dark and slippery,
With the angel of the Lord pursuing and harassing them.

For without cause they hid their net for me;
Without cause they dug a pit [of destruction] for my life.

Let destruction come upon my enemy by surprise;
Let the net he hid for me catch him;
Into that very destruction let him fall.


Then my soul shall rejoice in the Lord;
It shall rejoice in His salvation.
10 
All my bones will say, “Lord, who is like You,
Who rescues the afflicted from him who is too strong for him [to resist alone],
And the afflicted and the needy from him who robs him?”
11 
Malicious witnesses rise up;
They ask me of things that I do not know.
12 
They repay me evil for good,
To the sorrow of my soul.
13 
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth (mourning garment);
I humbled my soul with fasting,
And I prayed with my head bowed on my chest.
14 
I behaved as if grieving for my friend or my brother;
I bowed down in mourning, as one who sorrows for his mother.
15 
But in my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered together [against me];
The slanderers whom I did not know gathered against me;
They slandered and reviled me without ceasing.
16 
Like godless jesters at a feast,
They gnashed at me with their teeth [in malice].

17 
Lord, how long will You look on [without action]?
Rescue my life from their destructions,
My only life from the young lions.
18 
I will give You thanks in the great congregation;
I will praise You among a mighty people.
19 
Do not let those who are wrongfully my enemies rejoice over me;
Nor let those who hate me without cause wink their eye [maliciously].
20 
For they do not speak peace,
But they devise deceitful words [half-truths and lies] against those who are quiet in the land.
21 
They open their mouths wide against me;
They say, “Aha, aha, our eyes have seen it!”

22 
You have seen this, O Lord; do not keep silent.
O Lord, do not be far from me.
23 
Wake Yourself up, and arise to my right
And to my cause, my God and my Lord.
24 
Judge me, O Lord my God, according to Your righteousness and justice;
And do not let them rejoice over me.
25 
Do not let them say in their heart, “Aha, that is what we wanted!”
Do not let them say, “We have swallowed him up and destroyed him.”
26 
Let those be ashamed and humiliated together who rejoice at my distress;
Let those be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves over me.

27 
Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication and want what is right for me;
Let them say continually, “Let the Lord be magnified, who delights and takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”
28 
And my tongue shall declare Your righteousness (justice),
And Your praise all the day long.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 35:2 See note Jer 46:3.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 35

求上帝伸冤

大衛的詩。

1耶和華啊,
求你與我的敵人為敵,
攻擊那些攻擊我的人。
求你拿起大小盾牌來幫助我,
舉起矛槍攻擊追趕我的人。
求你對我說:
「我是你的拯救。」
願謀殺我的人蒙羞受辱,
謀害我的人落荒而逃!
願耶和華的天使驅散他們,
如風吹散糠秕!
願他們的道路漆黑泥濘,
有耶和華的天使在後追趕!
因為他們無故設網羅,
挖陷阱要害我。
願他們突遭禍患,
作繭自縛,自食惡果!
我要因耶和華而歡欣,
因祂的拯救而快樂。
10 我從心底發出讚歎:
耶和華啊,誰能像你?
你拯救弱者免受欺壓,
拯救窮人免遭掠奪。
11 惡人誣告我,
盤問我毫無所知的事情。
12 他們對我以惡報善,
令我傷心欲絕。
13 他們生病時,
我披上麻衣,
謙卑地為他們禁食禱告,
但上帝沒有垂聽。
14 我為他們哀傷,
視他們為朋友、弟兄;
我低頭為他們哭泣,
如同哀悼自己的母親。
15 我遭遇患難時,
他們卻聚在一起幸災樂禍,
合夥誹謗我。
素不相識的人也群起攻擊我,
不住地譭謗我。
16 他們肆無忌憚地嘲弄我,
咬牙切齒地憎惡我。

17 耶和華啊,
你袖手旁觀要到何時?
求你救我的性命免遭殘害,
救我脫離這些獅子。
18 我要在大會中稱謝你,
在眾人面前讚美你。
19 求你不要讓無故攻擊我的人幸災樂禍,
不要讓無故恨我的人沾沾自喜。
20 他們言語暴戾,
謀害安分守己的人。
21 他們高喊:「哈哈!哈哈!
我們親眼看見了。」
22 耶和華啊,這一切你都看見了,
求你不要再緘默,不要遠離我。
23 我的上帝,我的主啊,
求你起來為我辯護,為我伸冤。
24 我的上帝耶和華啊,
求你按你的公義宣告我無罪,
別讓他們幸災樂禍。
25 別讓他們說:
「哈哈,我們如願以償了!」
別讓他們說:
「我們除掉他了!」
26 願幸災樂禍的人蒙羞受辱,
自高自大的人無地自容!
27 願盼望我冤屈得雪的人揚聲歡呼!
願他們常說:「耶和華當受尊崇!
祂樂意賜福給自己的僕人。」
28 我要訴說你的公義,
終日讚美你。