New International Version
Vindicate me, my God, and plead my cause against an unfaithful nation. Rescue me from those who are deceitful and wicked.
King James Bible
Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.
Darby Bible Translation
Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation; deliver me from the deceitful and unrighteous man.
World English Bible
Vindicate me, God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation. Oh, deliver me from deceitful and wicked men.
Young's Literal Translation
Judge me, O God, And plead my cause against a nation not pious, From a man of deceit and perverseness Thou dost deliver me,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Judge me, O God, and plead my cause - ריבה ריבי ribah ribi, a forensic term, properly enough translated, plead my cause, be my counsellor and advocate.
Ungodly nation - The Babylonians; the impious, perfidious, wicked, and deceitful Babylonians.
The deceitful and unjust man - Nebuchadnezzar.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
1021 (Title.) This Psalm is evidently a continuation of the preceding, and had the same author; and they are written as one in forty-six MSS. The sameness of subject, similarity of composition, and return of the same burden in both, are sufficient evidence of this opinion
ungodly. or, unmerciful
LibraryThe Psalmist's Remonstrance with his Soul
'Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope in God: for I shall yet praise Him, the health of my countenance, and my God.'--PSALM xliii. 5. This verse, which closes this psalm, occurs twice in the previous one. It is a kind of refrain. Obviously this little psalm, of which my text is a part, was originally united with the preceding one. That the two made one is clear to anybody that will read them, by reason of structure, and tone, and similarity of the singer's …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Then Rachel said, "God has vindicated me; he has listened to my plea and given me a son." Because of this she named him Dan.
1 Samuel 24:15
May the LORD be our judge and decide between us. May he consider my cause and uphold it; may he vindicate me by delivering me from your hand."
you destroy those who tell lies. The bloodthirsty and deceitful you, LORD, detest.
Let the LORD judge the peoples. Vindicate me, LORD, according to my righteousness, according to my integrity, O Most High.
Of David. Vindicate me, LORD, for I have led a blameless life; I have trusted in the LORD and have not faltered.
Of David. Contend, LORD, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me.
Vindicate me in your righteousness, LORD my God; do not let them gloat over me.
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