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. Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help. Do not be far from me, Lord. If God, by his Spirit, witness to our spirits that he is our salvation, we need desire no more to make us happy. Lord, how long wilt thou look on? Is the Active Life preferable to the Contemplative? Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the Lord chase them.
False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not. I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother. Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. He who exalted the once suffering Redeemer, will appear for all his people: the roaring lion shall not destroy their souls, any more than he could that of Christ, their Surety. Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the Lord persecute them.
This is a fruit of the old enmity in the seed of the serpent against the Seed of the woman. Is the Active Life a Hindrance to the Contemplative Life? Lord, how long wilt thou look on? A traveller benighted in a bad road, is an expressive emblem of a sinner walking in the slippery and dangerous ways of temptation. Gill's Notes on the Bible Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me,. This thou hast seen, O Lord: keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me. Fight those who fight me. Makes no Difference what You have Done, Christ went to The Cross for Your Salvation and Whoever Will come to The Cross. Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it.
Click the button below to continue. Rescue me from their ravages, my precious life from these lions. False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not. The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good. 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? For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light. Contend for me, my God and Lord.
And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long. Psalm 35 A Prayer for Rescue from Enemies 35 Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me. I was on my husband's niece post and told her all about the stealing that my husband daughter and granddaughter had taken my sisters stuff from the bedroom I had put it. This is great comfort to all believers, plainly to be seen, and not to be taken away. Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
We are apt to justify uneasiness at the injuries men do us, by our never having given them cause to use us so ill; but this should make us easy, for then we may the more expect that God will plead our cause. Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help. But none of these things moved them to repentance. Revised Standard Version A Psalm of David. But full satisfaction is reserved for the future state. I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.
It is written we are more than conquerors. Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. We ought to mourn for the sins of those who do not mourn for themselves. For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land. New Century Version Lord, battle with those who battle with me.
Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonor that magnify themselves against me. Does the Active Life precede the Contemplative? The psalmist felt that he could not manage his own cause against them; and he, therefore, pleads with God that He would interpose, and stand up for him. The Geneva Bible 1587 A Psalme of Dauid. Rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions. Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. The original word used here - רוב rûb - means to contend, strive, quarrel; and then, to contend before a judge, to manage or plead a cause. God's loving-kindness is precious to the saints.