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Psalm 35

Psalm 35

Of David.

Contend, Lord, with those who contend with me;
    fight against those who fight against me.
Take up shield and armor;
    arise and come to my aid.
Brandish spear and javelin[a]
    against those who pursue me.
Say to me,
    “I am your salvation.”

May those who seek my life
    be disgraced and put to shame;
may those who plot my ruin
    be turned back in dismay.
May they be like chaff before the wind,
    with the angel of the Lord driving them away;
may their path be dark and slippery,
    with the angel of the Lord pursuing them.

Since they hid their net for me without cause
    and without cause dug a pit for me,
may ruin overtake them by surprise—
    may the net they hid entangle them,
    may they fall into the pit, to their ruin.
Then my soul will rejoice in the Lord
    and delight in his salvation.
10 My whole being will exclaim,
    “Who is like you, Lord?
You rescue the poor from those too strong for them,
    the poor and needy from those who rob them.”

11 Ruthless witnesses come forward;
    they question me on things I know nothing about.
12 They repay me evil for good
    and leave me like one bereaved.
13 Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth
    and humbled myself with fasting.
When my prayers returned to me unanswered,
14     I went about mourning
    as though for my friend or brother.
I bowed my head in grief
    as though weeping for my mother.
15 But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee;
    assailants gathered against me without my knowledge.
    They slandered me without ceasing.
16 Like the ungodly they maliciously mocked;[b]
    they gnashed their teeth at me.

17 How long, Lord, will you look on?
    Rescue me from their ravages,
    my precious life from these lions.
18 I will give you thanks in the great assembly;
    among the throngs I will praise you.
19 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.
20 They do not speak peaceably,
    but devise false accusations
    against those who live quietly in the land.
21 They sneer at me and say, “Aha! Aha!
    With our own eyes we have seen it.”

22 Lord, you have seen this; do not be silent.
    Do not be far from me, Lord.
23 Awake, and rise to my defense!
    Contend for me, my God and Lord.
24 Vindicate me in your righteousness, Lord my God;
    do not let them gloat over me.
25 Do not let them think, “Aha, just what we wanted!”
    or say, “We have swallowed him up.”

26 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.
27 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.”

28 My tongue will proclaim your righteousness,
    your praises all day long.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 35:3 Or and block the way
  2. Psalm 35:16 Septuagint; Hebrew may mean Like an ungodly circle of mockers,

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 35

求上帝申冤

大卫的诗。

1耶和华啊,
求你与我的敌人为敌,
攻击那些攻击我的人。
求你拿起大小盾牌来帮助我,
举起矛枪攻击追赶我的人。
求你对我说:
“我是你的拯救。”
愿谋杀我的人蒙羞受辱,
谋害我的人落荒而逃!
愿耶和华的天使驱散他们,
如风吹散糠秕!
愿他们的道路漆黑泥泞,
有耶和华的天使在后追赶!
因为他们无故设网罗,
挖陷阱要害我。
愿他们突遭祸患,
作茧自缚,自食恶果!
我要因耶和华而欢欣,
因祂的拯救而快乐。
10 我从心底发出赞叹:
耶和华啊,谁能像你?
你拯救弱者免受欺压,
拯救穷人免遭掠夺。
11 恶人诬告我,
盘问我毫无所知的事情。
12 他们对我以恶报善,
令我伤心欲绝。
13 他们生病时,
我披上麻衣,
谦卑地为他们禁食祷告,
但上帝没有垂听。
14 我为他们哀伤,
视他们为朋友、弟兄;
我低头为他们哭泣,
如同哀悼自己的母亲。
15 我遭遇患难时,
他们却聚在一起幸灾乐祸,
合伙诽谤我。
素不相识的人也群起攻击我,
不住地毁谤我。
16 他们肆无忌惮地嘲弄我,
咬牙切齿地憎恶我。

17 耶和华啊,
你袖手旁观要到何时?
求你救我的性命免遭残害,
救我脱离这些狮子。
18 我要在大会中称谢你,
在众人面前赞美你。
19 求你不要让无故攻击我的人幸灾乐祸,
不要让无故恨我的人沾沾自喜。
20 他们言语暴戾,
谋害安分守己的人。
21 他们高喊:“哈哈!哈哈!
我们亲眼看见了。”
22 耶和华啊,这一切你都看见了,
求你不要再缄默,不要远离我。
23 我的上帝,我的主啊,
求你起来为我辩护,为我申冤。
24 我的上帝耶和华啊,
求你按你的公义宣告我无罪,
别让他们幸灾乐祸。
25 别让他们说:
“哈哈,我们如愿以偿了!”
别让他们说:
“我们除掉他了!”
26 愿幸灾乐祸的人蒙羞受辱,
自高自大的人无地自容!
27 愿盼望我冤屈得雪的人扬声欢呼!
愿他们常说:“耶和华当受尊崇!
祂乐意赐福给自己的仆人。”
28 我要诉说你的公义,
终日赞美你。