Compare Translations for Psalm 35:15

Psalm 35:15 ASV
But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: The abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew [it] not; They did tear me, and ceased not:
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Psalm 35:15 BBE
But they took pleasure in my trouble, and came together, yes, low persons came together against me without my knowledge; they never came to an end of wounding me.
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Psalm 35:15 CEB
But when I stumbled, they celebrated and gathered together— they gathered together against me! Strangers I didn't know tore me to pieces and wouldn't quit.
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Psalm 35:15 CJB
But when I stumble, they gather in glee; they gather against me and strike me unawares; they tear me apart unceasingly.
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Psalm 35:15 RHE
(34-15) But they rejoiced against me, and came together: scourges were gathered together upon me, and I knew not.
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Psalm 35:15 ESV
But at my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered; they gathered together against me; wretches whom I did not know tore at me without ceasing;
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Psalm 35:15 GW
Yet, when I stumbled, they rejoiced and gathered together. They gathered together against me. Unknown attackers tore me apart without stopping.
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Psalm 35:15 GNT
But when I was in trouble, they were all glad and gathered around to make fun of me; strangers beat me and kept striking me.
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Psalm 35:15 HNV
But in my adversity, they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together. The attackers gathered themselves together against me, and I didn't know it. They tore at me, and didn't cease.
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Psalm 35:15 CSB
But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee; they gathered against me. Assailants I did not know tore at me and did not stop.
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Psalm 35:15 KJV
But in mine adversity they rejoiced , and gathered themselves together : yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:
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Psalm 35:15 LEB
But at my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered together; smiters whom I did not know gathered against me. They tore and did not cease.
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Psalm 35:15 NAS
But at my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered themselves together; The smiters whom I did not know gathered together against me, They slandered me without ceasing.
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Psalm 35:15 NCV
But when I was in trouble, they gathered and laughed; they gathered to attack before I knew it. They insulted me without stopping.
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Psalm 35:15 NIRV
But when I tripped and fell, they were all very happy. Attackers gathered against me when I didn't even know it. They kept on telling lies about me.
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Psalm 35:15 NIV
But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee; attackers gathered against me when I was unaware. They slandered me without ceasing.
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Psalm 35:15 NKJV
But in my adversity they rejoiced And gathered together; Attackers gathered against me, And I did not know it; They tore at me and did not cease;
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Psalm 35:15 NLT
But they are glad now that I am in trouble; they gleefully join together against me. I am attacked by people I don't even know; they hurl slander at me continually.
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Psalm 35:15 NRS
But at my stumbling they gathered in glee, they gathered together against me; ruffians whom I did not know tore at me without ceasing;
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Psalm 35:15 RSV
But at my stumbling they gathered in glee, they gathered together against me; cripples whom I knew not slandered me without ceasing;
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Psalm 35:15 DBY
But at my halting they rejoiced, and gathered together: the slanderers gathered themselves together against me, and I knew [it] not; they did tear [me], and ceased not:
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Psalm 35:15 MSG
But when I was down they threw a party! All the nameless riffraff of the town came chanting insults about me.
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Psalm 35:15 WBT
But in my adversity they rejoiced, and assembled themselves: [yes], the abjects assembled themselves against me, and I knew [it] not; they did tear [me], and ceased not:
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Psalm 35:15 TMB
But in mine adversity they rejoiced and gathered themselves together; yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they tore at me and ceased not.
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Psalm 35:15 TNIV
But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee; assailants gathered against me without my knowledge. They slandered me without ceasing.
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Psalm 35:15 WEB
But in my adversity, they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together. The attackers gathered themselves together against me, and I didn't know it. They tore at me, and didn't cease.
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Psalm 35:15 WYC
And they were glad, and came together against me; torments were gathered on me, and I knew it not. They were scattered, and not compunct; (But when I was in torment, they were glad, and came together against me; yea, they were gathered together against me, and I knew not why. They tore me apart, and would not stop;)
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Psalm 35:15 YLT
And -- in my halting they have rejoiced, And have been gathered together, Gathered against me were the smiters, And I have not known, They have rent, and they have not ceased;
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Psalms 35 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 35

David prays for safety. (1-10) He complains of his enemies. (11-16) And calls upon God to support him. (17-28)

Verses 1-10 It is no new thing for the most righteous men, and the most righteous cause, to meet with enemies. This is a fruit of the old enmity in the seed of the serpent against the Seed of the woman. David in his afflictions, Christ in his sufferings, the church under persecution, and the Christian in the hour temptation, all beseech the Almighty to appear in their behalf, and to vindicate their cause. We are apt to justify uneasiness at the injuries men do us, by our never having given them cause to use us so ill; but this should make us easy, for then we may the more expect that God will plead our cause. David prayed to God to manifest himself in his trial. Let me have inward comfort under all outward troubles, to support my soul. If God, by his Spirit, witness to our spirits that he is our salvation, we need desire no more to make us happy. If God is our Friend, no matter who is our enemy. By the Spirit of prophecy, David foretells the just judgments of God that would come upon his enemies for their great wickedness. These are predictions, they look forward, and show the doom of the enemies of Christ and his kingdom. We must not desire or pray for the ruin of any enemies, except our lusts and the evil spirits that would compass our destruction. A traveller benighted in a bad road, is an expressive emblem of a sinner walking in the slippery and dangerous ways of temptation. But David having committed his cause to God, did not doubt of his own deliverance. The bones are the strongest parts of the body. The psalmist here proposes to serve and glorify God with all his strength. If such language may be applied to outward salvation, how much more will it apply to heavenly things in Christ Jesus!

Verses 11-16 Call a man ungrateful, and you can call him no worse: this was the character of David's enemies. Herein he was a type of Christ. David shows how tenderly he had behaved towards them in afflictions. We ought to mourn for the sins of those who do not mourn for themselves. We shall not lose by the good offices we do to any, how ungrateful soever they may be. Let us learn to possess our souls in patience and meekness like David, or rather after Christ's example.

Verses 17-28 Though the people of God are, and study to be, quiet, yet it has been common for their enemies to devise deceitful matters against them. David prays, My soul is in danger, Lord, rescue it; it belongs to thee the Father of spirits, therefore claim thine own; it is thine, save it! Lord, be not far from me, as if I were a stranger. He who exalted the once suffering Redeemer, will appear for all his people: the roaring lion shall not destroy their souls, any more than he could that of Christ, their Surety. They trust their souls in his hands, they are one with him by faith, are precious in his sight, and shall be rescued from destruction, that they may give thanks in heaven.

Psalms 35 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 35

Psalms 35:1-28 . The Psalmist invokes God's aid, contrasting the hypocrisy, cunning, and malice of his enemies with his integrity and generosity. The imprecations of the first part including a brief notice of their conduct, the fuller exposition of their hypocrisy and malice in the second, and the earnest prayer for deliverance from their scornful triumph in the last, are each closed ( Psalms 35:9 Psalms 35:10 Psalms 35:18 Psalms 35:27 Psalms 35:28 ) with promises of praise for the desired relief, in which his friends will unite. The historical occasion is probably 1 Samuel 24:1-22 .

1-3. God is invoked in the character of a warrior ( Exodus 15:3 , Deuteronomy 32:41 ).

3. fight against--literally, "devour my devourers."
stop the way against--literally, "shut up" (the way), to meet or oppose, &c.
I . . . thy salvation--who saves thee.

4. (Compare Psalms 9:17 ).
devise my hurt--purpose for evil to me.

5, 6. (Compare Psalms 1:4 )--a terrible fate; driven by wind on a slippery path in darkness, and hotly pursued by supernatural violence ( 2 Samuel 24:16 , Acts 12:23 ).

7, 8. net in a pit--or, "pit of their net"--or, "net-pit," as "holy hill" for "hill of holiness" ( Psalms 2:6 ); a figure from hunting ( Psalms 7:15 ). Their imprecations on impenitent rebels against God need no vindication; His justice and wrath are for such; His mercy for penitents. Compare Psalms 7:16 , 11:5 , on the peculiar fate of the wicked here noticed.

10. All my bones--every part.
him that spoileth him--(Compare Psalms 10:2 ).

11. False witnesses--literally, "Witnesses of injustice and cruelty" (compare Psalms 11:5 , 25:19 ).

12-14. Though they rendered evil for good, he showed a tender sympathy in their affliction.
spoiling--literally, "bereavement." The usual modes of showing grief are made, as figures, to express his sorrow.

13. prayer . . . bosom--may denote either the posture--the head bowed--(compare 1 Kings 18:42 )--or, that the prayer was in secret. Some think there is a reference to the result--the prayer would benefit him if not them.

14. behaved--literally, "went on"--denoting his habit.
heavily--or, "squalidly," his sorrowing occasioning neglect of his person. Altogether, his grief was that of one for a dearly loved relative.

15, 16. On the contrary, they rejoiced in his affliction. Halting, or, "lameness," as in Psalms 38:17 for any distress.
abjects--either as cripples (compare 2 Samuel 4:4 ), contemptible; or, degraded persons, such as had been beaten (compare Job 30:1-8 ).
I knew it not--either the persons, or, reasons of such conduct.
tear me, and ceased not--literally, "were not silent"--showing that the tearing meant slandering.

16. mockers--who were hired to make sport at feasts ( Proverbs 28:21 ).

17. darling--(Compare Psalms 22:20 Psalms 22:21 ).

18. (Compare Psalms 22:22 ).

19. enemies wrongfully--by false and slanderous imputations.
wink with the eye--an insulting gesture ( Proverbs 6:13 ).
without a cause--manifests more malice than having a wrong cause.

20. deceitful matters--or, "words of deceit."
quiet in the land--the pious lovers of peace.

21. On the gesture compare Psalms 22:7 ; and on the expressions of malicious triumph, compare Psalms 10:13 , 28:3 .

23, 24. (Compare Psalms 7:6 , 26:1 , 2 Thessalonians 1:6 ). God's righteous government is the hope of the pious and terror of the wicked.

25. swallowed him up--utterly destroyed him ( Psalms 21:9 , Lamentations 2:16 ).

26. clothed--covered wholly ( Job 8:22 ).

27. favour . . . cause--delight in it, as vindicated by Thee.
Let the Lord, &c.--Let Him be greatly praised for His care of the just.

28. In this praise of God's equitable government ( Psalms 5:8 ) the writer promises ever to engage.