Psalm 35:1

Of David.

1 Contend, LORD, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me.

Read Psalm 35:1 Using Other Translations

Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.
Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me!
O LORD, oppose those who oppose me. Fight those who fight against me.

What does Psalm 35:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 35:1

Plead [my cause], O Lord, with them that strive with me
Meaning Saul and his courtiers; concerning whom he elsewhere desires that the Lord would judge between them, plead his cause, and deliver him; as he accordingly did, and maintained it, and the righteousness of it, ( 1 Samuel 24:12-15 ) ( Psalms 9:4 ) . So Christ pleaded not his own cause as man, but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously; and his people leave their cause with him, who is their advocate, and is able to plead it thoroughly; and does plead it against wicked and ungodly men, who unrighteously charge them; against. Satan the accuser of the brethren, who stands at their right hand to resist them; and against their own hearts, and the sins of them, which lust and war against them, and condemn them;

fight against them that fight against me:
so the Lord is sometimes represented as a man of war, and Christ as a warrior fighting for the saints; and safe are they on whose side he is; but miserable all such who are found fighters against him and his; for none ever opposed him and prospered.

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