35:24 Vindicate me by your justice, O Lord my God!
Do not let them gloat 1 over me!
Do not let them say, “We have devoured him!”
May those who arrogantly taunt me be covered with shame and humiliation! 5
1 tn Heb “rejoice.”
2 tn Heb “in their heart[s].”
3 tn Heb “Aha! Our desire!” The “desire” of the psalmist’s enemies is to triumph over him.
4 tn Heb “may they be embarrassed and ashamed together, the ones who rejoice over my harm.”
5 tn Heb “may they be clothed with shame and humiliation, the ones who magnify [themselves] against me.” The prefixed verbal forms in v. 26 are understood as jussives (see vv. 24b-25, where the negative particle אַל (’al) appears before the prefixed verbal forms, indicating they are jussives). The psalmist is calling down judgment on his enemies.