35:4 May those who seek my life be embarrassed and humiliated!
May those who plan to harm me be turned back and ashamed! 1
35:26 May those who want to harm me be totally embarrassed and ashamed! 2
May those who arrogantly taunt me be covered with shame and humiliation! 3
35:27 May those who desire my vindication shout for joy and rejoice!
May they continually say, 4 “May the Lord be praised, 5 for he wants his servant to be secure.” 6
1 tn The four prefixed verbal forms in this verse are understood as jussives. The psalmist is calling judgment down on his enemies. See also the distinct jussive form in v. 6.
2 tn Heb “may they be embarrassed and ashamed together, the ones who rejoice over my harm.”
3 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.
4 tn The prefixed verbal forms in v. 27a are understood as jussives (see vv. 24b-26).
5 tn The prefixed verbal form is taken as a jussive, “may the
6 tn Heb “the one who desires the peace of his servant.”