Psalm 35:23
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New American Standard Bible
Stir up Yourself, and awake to my right And to my cause, my God and my Lord.

King James Bible
Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
Stir up thyself, and awake for my right, for my cause, my God and Lord!

World English Bible
Wake up! Rise up to defend me, my God! My Lord, contend for me!

Young's Literal Translation
Stir up, and wake to my judgment, My God, and my Lord, to my plea.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Stir up thyself - Arouse thyself as if from sleep. See Psalm 44:23.

And awake to my judgment - To execute judgment for me, or to render me justice. A similar petition (almost in the same words) occurs in Psalm 7:6. See the notes at that passage.

Even unto my cause - In my behalf; or, in the cause which so nearly pertains to me.

Psalm 35:23 Parallel Commentaries

The Sixth Commandment
Thou shalt not kill.' Exod 20: 13. In this commandment is a sin forbidden, which is murder, Thou shalt not kill,' and a duty implied, which is, to preserve our own life, and the life of others. The sin forbidden is murder: Thou shalt not kill.' Here two things are to be understood, the not injuring another, nor ourselves. I. The not injuring another. [1] We must not injure another in his name. A good name is a precious balsam.' It is a great cruelty to murder a man in his name. We injure others in
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

After the Scripture.
"In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God created He him."--Gen. v. 1. In the preceding pages we have shown that the translation, "in Our image," actually means, "after Our image." To make anything in an image is no language; it is unthinkable, logically untrue. We now proceed to show how it should be translated, and give our reason for it. We begin with citing some passages from the Old Testament in which occurs the preposition "B" which, in Gen. i. 27, stands before image, where
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Cross References
Psalm 7:6
Arise, O LORD, in Your anger; Lift up Yourself against the rage of my adversaries, And arouse Yourself for me; You have appointed judgment.

Psalm 44:23
Arouse Yourself, why do You sleep, O Lord? Awake, do not reject us forever.

Psalm 59:4
For no guilt of mine, they run and set themselves against me. Arouse Yourself to help me, and see!

Psalm 80:2
Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up Your power And come to save us!

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