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Psalms 35 - NIV

Of David.


Contend, Lord, with those who contend with me;
fight against those who fight against me.

2 Take up shield and armor;
arise and come to my aid.

3 Brandish spear and javelin[a]
against those who pursue me.
Say to me,
“I am your salvation.”


May those who seek my life
be disgraced and put to shame;
may those who plot my ruin
be turned back in dismay.

5 May they be like chaff before the wind,
with the angel of the Lord driving them away;

6 may their path be dark and slippery,
with the angel of the Lord pursuing them.


Since they hid their net for me without cause
and without cause dug a pit for me,

8 may ruin overtake them by surprise—
may the net they hid entangle them,
may they fall into the pit, to their ruin.

9 Then my soul will rejoice in the Lord
and delight in his salvation.

10 My whole being will exclaim,
“Who is like you, Lord?
You rescue the poor from those too strong for them,
the poor and needy from those who rob them.”


Ruthless witnesses come forward;
they question me on things I know nothing about.

12 They repay me evil for good
and leave me like one bereaved.

13 Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth
and humbled myself with fasting.
When my prayers returned to me unanswered,

14 I went about mourning
as though for my friend or brother.
I bowed my head in grief
as though weeping for my mother.

15 But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee;
assailants gathered against me without my knowledge.
They slandered me without ceasing.

16 Like the ungodly they maliciously mocked;[b]
they gnashed their teeth at me.


How long, Lord, will you look on?
Rescue me from their ravages,
my precious life from these lions.

18 I will give you thanks in the great assembly;
among the throngs I will praise you.

19 Do not let those gloat over me
who are my enemies without cause;
do not let those who hate me without reason
maliciously wink the eye.

20 They do not speak peaceably,
but devise false accusations
against those who live quietly in the land.

21 They sneer at me and say, “Aha! Aha!
With our own eyes we have seen it.”


Lord, you have seen this; do not be silent.
Do not be far from me, Lord.

23 Awake, and rise to my defense!
Contend for me, my God and Lord.

24 Vindicate me in your righteousness, Lord my God;
do not let them gloat over me.

25 Do not let them think, “Aha, just what we wanted!”
or say, “We have swallowed him up.”


May all who gloat over my distress
be put to shame and confusion;
may all who exalt themselves over me
be clothed with shame and disgrace.

27 May those who delight in my vindication
shout for joy and gladness;
may they always say, “The Lord be exalted,
who delights in the well-being of his servant.”


My tongue will proclaim your righteousness,
your praises all day long.


a. Psalms 35:3 Or and block the way
b. Psalms 35:16 Septuagint; Hebrew may mean Like an ungodly circle of mockers,

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Troy Campbell avatar
7 Things Concerning Praise 1
Shared by: Troy Campbell on Mar, 2016
Summary: Find out what praise can do in the life of a believer.
Scripture: Psalms 35:28
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,228
William R. Nabaza avatar
Evil for good
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Oct, 2015
Summary: To show that this world's inhabitants and it's principles will spoil your soul, fight back by spending time with your devotions.
Scripture: Psalms 35:12
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 567
William R. Nabaza avatar
Rejoice for the LORD is magnified
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jun, 2015
Summary: To show that the LORD is magnified and gets pleasure from it when His servants prospers.
Maurice McCarthy avatar
Assurance of Salvation
Shared by: Maurice McCarthy on Sep, 2014
Summary: Like David, we at times need God to say, "I AM thy salvation."
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 35:1-3
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,193
Jeff van Wyk avatar
Wealth is a gift from God
Shared by: Jeff van Wyk on Aug, 2013
Summary: It would appear that the Bible condemns the accumulation of wealth. Many passages of Scripture seem to suggest that the accumulation of wealth is evil while being poor is virtuous but only the love of money is condemned
Scripture: Psalms 35:27
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 2,021
Tom Fuller avatar
Walking with God
Shared by: Tom Fuller on Feb, 2013
Summary: Once you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior - what next? How do you actually move forward in your life with God? There are forces that want to keep you from doing well, and we explore them in these two psalms.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 35:1-36:22
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,451
Craig Benner avatar
Memos for a Memorial
Shared by: Craig Benner on May, 2011
Summary: Memorial Day is every day for the christian who is spiritually in tune with God. The Word of God tells us to remember many things. He uniquely gives us ways of remembering those matters that He has set before us.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 35:13
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 498
Jason Jones avatar
Kill 'Em and Bless 'Em 2
Shared by: Jason Jones on Apr, 2011
Summary: Exposition of Psalm 35 regarding praying for our enemies
Scripture: Psalms 35:13-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 382
Kenneth  Trent avatar
Shared by: Kenneth Trent on Apr, 2011
Summary: David recognized that the joy of salvation is not the product of man’s work or effort but is rather of God.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 35:9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,559
Jason Jones avatar
Kill 'Em and Bless 'Em
Shared by: Jason Jones on Mar, 2011
Summary: Exposition of Psalm 35 regarding how we can genuinely fast, mourn, and pray for our enemies.
Series: Psalms
Scripture: Psalms 35:13-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 881
David McNally avatar
David's imprecatory psalms
Shared by: David McNally on Feb, 2011
Summary: Every word in the Bible is for us to learn from; and we learn something from the words or actions of every character in it; so what are we to learn from David's psalms or prayers which invoke God's curses on his enemies
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 35:1-9
Views: 2,703
Nathan Johnson avatar
God's Intervention
Shared by: Nathan Johnson on Jun, 2008
Summary: God is not detached from your affairs as though He saved you and then left you to fend on your own. Behind the scenes, God comes to the aid of His children. Our Father has the best plans for His children and intercedes for them daily.
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 35:1-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 7,766
Larry Brincefield avatar
D is for Delight
Shared by: Larry Brincefield on May, 2007
Summary: A study of the word "delight" in Scripture
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 35:27-28
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 1,234
Pastor Yolito de Gracia avatar
The Silence Of God
Shared by: Pastor Yolito de Gracia on Sep, 2006
Summary: Like the Psalmist, there are times in our lives we experienced trials and persecutions, and in the midst of them, our prayers seem to be unanswered, our requests seem to be rejected, helps seem to be so very far, enemies seem to be victorious , and our Om
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 35:17-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,356
Daniel Olukoya avatar
Carry your load
Shared by: Daniel Olukoya on Mar, 2006
Summary: Any other burden that you are bearing apart from the one that Jesus says is light is not from Him.
based on 120 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 12,670
Stephen  Funderburk avatar
Signed,Sealed, Delivered
Shared by: Stephen Funderburk on Oct, 2005
Summary: God will deliver you
based on 21 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 34:1-35:1
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 4,841
Michael McCartney avatar
Why Commit? (part 2)
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Aug, 2003
Summary: Why should we commit our way to the Lord? Because it is the right thing to do for us and it’s good for your family and for your nation.
based on 23 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 35:5
Views: 563
Kenneth  Trent avatar
Shared by: Kenneth Trent on Nov, 2002
Summary: The extent of God’s salvation is defined by four significant prepositions: from; to; for; and by.
based on 32 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 35:9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 776
Carla Powell avatar
What's The Big Deal About Angels?
Shared by: Carla Powell on Oct, 2002
Summary: Written for St. Michael and All Angels Sunday, this sermon explores the biblical purpose and role of angels. It does not highlight one particular text, but uses a broad biblical overview to confront the popular notion of a fluffy, harp-playing angel in fl
based on 79 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 3,972
Paul Apple avatar
Shared by: Paul Apple on Oct, 2000
based on 27 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 35:1-28
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,159