Psalm 35:17-28 NIV

17 O Lord, how long1 will you look on? Rescue my life from their ravages, my precious life2 from these lions.3

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18 I will give you thanks in the great assembly;4 among throngs5 of people I will praise you.6

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19 Let not those gloat over me who are my enemies7 without cause; let not those who hate me without reason8 maliciously wink the eye.9

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20 They do not speak peaceably, but devise false accusations10 against those who live quietly in the land.

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21 They gape11 at me and say, "Aha! Aha!12 With our own eyes we have seen it."

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22 O LORD, you have seen13 this; be not silent. Do not be far14 from me, O Lord.

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23 Awake,15 and rise16 to my defense! Contend17 for me, my God and Lord.

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24 Vindicate me in your righteousness, O LORD my God; do not let them gloat18 over me.

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25 Do not let them think, "Aha,19 just what we wanted!" or say, "We have swallowed him up."20

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26 May all who gloat21 over my distress22 be put to shame23 and confusion; may all who exalt themselves over me24 be clothed with shame and disgrace.

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27 May those who delight in my vindication25 shout for joy26 and gladness; may they always say, "The LORD be exalted, who delights27 in the well-being of his servant."28

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28 My tongue will speak of your righteousness29 and of your praises all day long.30

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