Psalms 35:19-28

Do not let those gloat over me

who are my enemies without cause;

do not let those who hate me without reason

maliciously wink the eye.

They do not speak peaceably,

but devise false accusations

against those who live quietly in the land.

They sneer at me and say, “Aha! Aha!

With our own eyes we have seen it.”

Lord, you have seen this; do not be silent.

Do not be far from me, Lord.

Awake, and rise to my defense!

Contend for me, my God and Lord.

Vindicate me in your righteousness, Lord my God;

do not let them gloat over me.

Do not let them think, “Aha, just what we wanted!”

or say, “We have swallowed him up.”

May all who gloat over my distress

be put to shame and confusion;

may all who exalt themselves over me

be clothed with shame and disgrace.

May those who delight in my vindication

shout for joy and gladness;

may they always say, “The Lord be exalted,

who delights in the well-being of his servant.”

My tongue will proclaim your righteousness,

your praises all day long.

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