Psalm 35:14
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English Standard Version
I went about as though I grieved for my friend or my brother; as one who laments his mother, I bowed down in mourning.

King James Bible
I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.

American Standard Version
I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother: I bowed down mourning, as one that bewaileth his mother.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As a neighbour and as an own brother, so did I please : as one mourning and sorrowful so was I humbled.

English Revised Version
I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother: I bowed down mourning, as one that bewaileth his mother.

Webster's Bible Translation
I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Psalm 35:7 also needs re-organising, just as in Psalm 35:5. the original positions of דחה and רדפס are exchanged. שׁחת רשׁתּם would be a pit deceptively covered over with a net concealed below; but, as even some of the older critics have felt, שׁחת is without doubt to be brought down from Psalm 35:7 into Psalm 35:7: without cause, i.e., without any provocation on my part, have they secretly laid their net for me (as in Psalm 9:16; Psalm 31:5), without cause have they digged a pit for my soul. In Psalm 35:8 the foes are treated of collectively. לא ידע is a negative circumstantial clause (Ew. 341, b): improviso, as in Proverbs 5:6; Isaiah 47:11 extrem. Instead of תּלכּדנּוּ the expression is תּלכּדוּ, as in Hosea 8:3; the sharper form is better adapted to depict the suddenness and certainty of the capture. According to Hupfeld, the verb שׁאה signifies a wild, dreary, confused noise or crash, then devastation and destruction, a transition of meaning which - as follows from שׁואה (cf. תּהוּ) as a name of the desolate steppe, from שׁוא, a waste, emptiness, and from other indications - is solely brought about by transferring the idea of a desolate confusion of tones to a desolate confusion of things, without any intermediate notion of the crashing in of ruins. But it may be asked whether the reverse is not rather the case, viz., that the signification of a waste, desert, emptiness or void is the primary one, and the meaning that has reference to sound (cf. Arab. hwâ, to gape, be empty; to drive along, fall down headlong, then also: to make a dull sound as of something falling, just like rumor from ruere, fragor (from frangi) the derived one. Both etymology (cf. תּהה, whence תּהוּ) and the preponderance of other meanings, favour this latter view. Here the two significations are found side by side, inasmuch as שׁואה in the first instance means a waste equals devastation, desolation, and in the second a waste equals a heavy, dull sound, a rumbling (δουπεῖν). In the Syriac version it is rendered: "into the pit which he has digged let him fall," as though it were שׁחת in the second instance instead of שׁואה; and from his Hupfeld, with J. H. Michaelis, Stier, and others, is of opinion, that it must be rendered: "into the destruction which he himself has prepared let him fall." But this quam ipse paravit is not found in the text, and to mould the text accordingly would be a very arbitrary proceeding.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I behaved [heb.] I walked as a friend, as brother to me
I bowed

2 Samuel 1:11,12,17 Then David took hold on his clothes, and rent them; and likewise all the men that were with him...

Luke 19:41,42 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it...

as one. Or, `as a mourning mother,' []

Genesis 24:67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her...

Cross References
Job 30:25
Did not I weep for him whose day was hard? Was not my soul grieved for the needy?

Psalm 38:6
I am utterly bowed down and prostrate; all the day I go about mourning.

Psalm 141:5
Let a righteous man strike me--it is a kindness; let him rebuke me--it is oil for my head; let my head not refuse it. Yet my prayer is continually against their evil deeds.

Ecclesiastes 12:3
in the day when the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men are bent, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those who look through the windows are dimmed,

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