Psalm 35
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1Argue my case, LORD, against those who argue against me. Fight against those who fight against me.1לְדָוִ֨ד ׀ רִיבָ֣ה יְ֭הוָה אֶת־ יְרִיבַ֑י לְ֝חַ֗ם אֶת־ לֹֽחֲמָֽי׃
2Take up the buckler and the shield, and rise up to help me.2הַחֲזֵ֣ק מָגֵ֣ן וְצִנָּ֑ה וְ֝ק֗וּמָה בְּעֶזְרָתִֽי׃
3Take out the spear and the ax to confront the one who pursues me; say to me, "I am your deliverer!"3וְהָ֘רֵ֤ק חֲנִ֣ית וּ֭סְגֹר לִקְרַ֣את רֹדְפָ֑י אֱמֹ֥ר לְ֝נַפְשִׁ֗י יְֽשֻׁעָתֵ֥ךְ אָֽנִי׃
4Let those who seek my life be ashamed and disgraced; let those who plot evil against me be driven back and confounded.4יֵבֹ֣שׁוּ וְיִכָּלְמוּ֮ מְבַקְשֵׁ֪י נַ֫פְשִׁ֥י יִסֹּ֣גוּ אָח֣וֹר וְיַחְפְּר֑וּ חֹ֝שְׁבֵ֗י רָעָתִֽי׃
5Make them like the chaff before the wind, as the messenger of the LORD pushes them aside.5יִֽהְי֗וּ כְּמֹ֥ץ לִפְנֵי־ ר֑וּחַ וּמַלְאַ֖ךְ יְהוָ֣ה דּוֹחֶֽה׃
6May their path be dark and slippery, as the messenger of the LORD tracks them down.6יְֽהִי־ דַרְכָּ֗ם חֹ֥שֶׁךְ וַחֲלַקְלַקּ֑וֹת וּמַלְאַ֥ךְ יְ֝הוָ֗ה רֹדְפָֽם׃
7Without justification they laid a snare for me; without justification they dug a pit to trap me.7כִּֽי־ חִנָּ֣ם טָֽמְנוּ־ לִ֭י שַׁ֣חַת רִשְׁתָּ֑ם חִ֝נָּ֗ם חָפְר֥וּ לְנַפְשִֽׁי׃
8Let destruction come upon them unawares, and let the net that he hid catch him; let him fall into destruction.8תְּבוֹאֵ֣הוּ שׁוֹאָה֮ לֹֽא־ יֵ֫דָ֥ע וְרִשְׁתּ֣וֹ אֲשֶׁר־ טָמַ֣ן תִּלְכְּד֑וֹ בְּ֝שׁוֹאָ֗ה יִפָּל־ בָּֽהּ׃
9My soul will rejoice in the LORD and be glad in his deliverance.9וְ֭נַפְשִׁי תָּגִ֣יל בַּיהוָ֑ה תָּ֝שִׂישׂ בִּישׁוּעָתֽוֹ׃
10All my bones will say, "LORD, who is like you? Who delivers the weak from the one who is stronger than he, and the weak and the needy from the one who wants to rob him?"10כָּ֥ל עַצְמוֹתַ֨י ׀ תֹּאמַרְנָה֮ יְהוָ֗ה מִ֥י כָ֫מ֥וֹךָ מַצִּ֣יל עָ֭נִי מֵחָזָ֣ק מִמֶּ֑נּוּ וְעָנִ֥י וְ֝אֶבְי֗וֹן מִגֹּזְלֽוֹ׃
11False witnesses stepped forward and questioned me concerning things about which I knew nothing.11יְ֭קוּמוּן עֵדֵ֣י חָמָ֑ס אֲשֶׁ֥ר לֹא־ יָ֝דַ֗עְתִּי יִשְׁאָלֽוּנִי׃
12They paid me back evil for good; my soul mourns.12יְשַׁלְּמ֣וּנִי רָ֭עָה תַּ֥חַת טוֹבָ֗ה שְׁכ֣וֹל לְנַפְשִֽׁי׃
13But when they were sick, I wore sackcloth, humbled myself with fasting, and prayed from my heart repeatedly for them. 13וַאֲנִ֤י ׀ בַּחֲלוֹתָ֡ם לְב֬וּשִׁי שָׂ֗ק עִנֵּ֣יתִי בַצּ֣וֹם נַפְשִׁ֑י וּ֝תְפִלָּתִ֗י עַל־ חֵיקִ֥י תָשֽׁוּב׃
14I paced about as for my friend or my brother, and fell down mourning as one weeps for one's mother.14כְּרֵֽעַ־ כְּאָ֣ח לִ֭י הִתְהַלָּ֑כְתִּי כַּאֲבֶל־ אֵ֝֗ם קֹדֵ֥ר שַׁחֽוֹתִי׃
15But when I stumbled, they rejoiced and gathered together. They gathered together against me— attackers whom I did not know. They tore me apart and would not stop.15וּבְצַלְעִי֮ שָׂמְח֪וּ וְֽנֶאֱ֫סָ֥פוּ נֶאֶסְפ֬וּ עָלַ֣י נֵ֭כִים וְלֹ֣א יָדַ֑עְתִּי קָֽרְע֥וּ וְלֹא־ דָֽמּוּ׃
16Malicious mockers — they gnashed their teeth against me.16בְּ֭חַנְפֵי לַעֲגֵ֣י מָע֑וֹג חָרֹ֖ק עָלַ֣י שִׁנֵּֽימוֹ׃
17Lord, how long will you just watch? Rescue me from their destruction, my precious life from these young lions.17אֲדֹנָי֮ כַּמָּ֪ה תִּ֫רְאֶ֥ה הָשִׁ֣יבָה נַ֭פְשִׁי מִשֹּׁאֵיהֶ֑ם מִ֝כְּפִירִ֗ים יְחִידָתִֽי׃
18Then I will give you thanks in front of the great congregation; in the midst of the mighty throng I will praise you.18א֭וֹדְךָ בְּקָהָ֣ל רָ֑ב בְּעַ֖ם עָצ֣וּם אֲהַֽלְלֶֽךָּ׃
19Do not let my deceitful enemies gloat over me, nor let those who hate me without justification mock me with their eyes.19אַֽל־ יִשְׂמְחוּ־ לִ֣י אֹיְבַ֣י שֶׁ֑קֶר שֹׂנְאַ֥י חִ֝נָּ֗ם יִקְרְצוּ־ עָֽיִן׃
20For they do not speak peace; they devise clever lies against the peaceful people of the land.20כִּ֤י לֹ֥א שָׁל֗וֹם יְדַ֫בֵּ֥רוּ וְעַ֥ל רִגְעֵי־ אֶ֑רֶץ דִּבְרֵ֥י מִ֝רְמוֹת יַחֲשֹׁבֽוּן׃
21They open their mouth wide against me, claiming, "Yes! Yes! We saw him do it with our own eyes!"21וַיַּרְחִ֥יבוּ עָלַ֗י פִּ֫יהֶ֥ם אָ֭מְרוּ הֶאָ֣ח ׀ הֶאָ֑ח רָאֲתָ֥ה עֵינֵֽינוּ׃
22You see this, LORD, so do not be silent. Lord, do not be far from me!22רָאִ֣יתָה יְ֭הוָה אַֽל־ תֶּחֱרַ֑שׁ אֲ֝דֹנָ֗י אֲל־ תִּרְחַ֥ק מִמֶּֽנִּי׃
23Wake up! Arouse yourself to vindicate me and argue my case, my God and my Lord.23הָעִ֣ירָה וְ֭הָקִיצָה לְמִשְׁפָּטִ֑י אֱלֹהַ֖י וַֽאדֹנָ֣י לְרִיבִֽי׃
24Judge me according to your righteousness, LORD my God! But do not let them gloat over me.24שָׁפְטֵ֣נִי כְ֭צִדְקְךָ יְהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהָ֗י וְאַל־ יִשְׂמְחוּ־ לִֽי׃
25Don't let them say in their hearts, "Yes! We got what we wanted." Don't let them say, "We have swallowed him up."25אַל־ יֹאמְר֣וּ בְ֭לִבָּם הֶאָ֣ח נַפְשֵׁ֑נוּ אַל־ יֹ֝אמְר֗וּ בִּֽלַּעֲנֽוּהוּ׃
26Instead, let those who gloat over the evil directed against me be ashamed and confounded together; Let those who exalt themselves over me be clothed with shame and dishonor.26יֵ֘בֹ֤שׁוּ וְיַחְפְּר֨וּ ׀ יַחְדָּו֮ שְׂמֵחֵ֪י רָעָ֫תִ֥י יִֽלְבְּשׁוּ־ בֹ֥שֶׁת וּכְלִמָּ֑ה הַֽמַּגְדִּילִ֥ים עָלָֽי׃
27Let those who delight in my vindication shout for joy and rejoice! Let them continuously say, "Magnify the LORD, who delights in giving peace to his servant."27יָרֹ֣נּוּ וְיִשְׂמְחוּ֮ חֲפֵצֵ֪י צִ֫דְקִ֥י וְיֹאמְר֣וּ תָ֭מִיד יִגְדַּ֣ל יְהוָ֑ה הֶ֝חָפֵ֗ץ שְׁל֣וֹם עַבְדּֽוֹ׃
28My tongue will declare your righteousness and praise you all day long.28וּ֭לְשׁוֹנִי תֶּהְגֶּ֣ה צִדְקֶ֑ךָ כָּל־ הַ֝יּוֹם תְּהִלָּתֶֽךָ׃
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Psalm 34
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