Psalm 35:23
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New Living Translation
Wake up! Rise to my defense! Take up my case, 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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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

35:23 Awake - To plead my cause against mine adversaries.

Psalm 35:23 Parallel Commentaries

Opposition to Messiah Unreasonable
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD , and against His Anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. I t is generally admitted, that the institutes of Christianity, as contained in the New Testament, do at least exhibit a beautiful and salutary system of morals; and that a sincere compliance with the precepts of our Lord and His apostles,
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

Notes on the Third Century
Page 161. Line 1. He must be born again, &c. This is a compound citation from John iii. 3, and Mark x. 15, in the order named. Page 182. Line 17. For all things should work together, &c. See Romans viii. 28. Page 184. Lines 10-11. Being Satan is able, &c. 2 Corinthians xi. 14. Page 184. Last line. Like a sparrow, &c. Psalm cii. Page 187. Line 1. Mechanisms. This word is, in the original MS., mechanicismes.' Page 187. Line 7. Like the King's daughter, &c. Psalm xlv. 14. Page 188. Med. 39. The best
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations

Concerning Persecution
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10 We are now come to the last beatitude: Blessed are they which are persecuted . . '. Our Lord Christ would have us reckon the cost. Which of you intending to build a tower sitteth not down first and counteth the cost, whether he have enough to finish it?' (Luke 14:28). Religion will cost us the tears of repentance and the blood of persecution. But we see here a great encouragement that may
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Psalm 7:6
Arise, O LORD, in anger! Stand up against the fury of my enemies! Wake up, my God, and bring justice!

Psalm 44:23
Wake up, O Lord! Why do you sleep? Get up! Do not reject us forever.

Psalm 59:4
I have done nothing wrong, yet they prepare to attack me. Wake up! See what is happening and help me!

Psalm 80:2
to Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh. Show us your mighty power. Come to rescue us!

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