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Psalms 35:24-26

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35:24 Vindicate me by your justice, O Lord my God!

Do not let them gloat 1  over me!

35:25 Do not let them say to themselves, 2  “Aha! We have what we wanted!” 3 

Do not let them say, “We have devoured him!”

35:26 May those who want to harm me be totally embarrassed and ashamed! 4 

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.



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