Psalms 35:9

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

Psalms 35:9 in Other Translations

9 And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation.
9 Then my soul will rejoice in the LORD, exulting in his salvation.
9 Then I will rejoice in the LORD . I will be glad because he rescues me.
9 But let me run loose and free, celebrating God's great work,
9 Then I will rejoice in the Lord; I will delight in His deliverance.

Psalms 35:9 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 35:9

And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord
Not in the destruction of his enemies, but in the God of his salvation; the Targum is, "in the Word of the Lord"; the essential Word of God, the promised Messiah, Saviour, and Redeemer. Christ is the object of a believer's joy; he rejoices in his person, as he is the mighty God, able to save him, and to keep what he has committed to him, and to preserve him from falling; as he is God and man in one person, and so fit to be a Mediator between God and man; and as he is a Prophet to instruct him, a Priest to expiate his sin and make intercession for him, and as a King to rule over, protect, and defend him; and as he stands in the relations of a father, husband, brother, and friend: he rejoices in what he has done and is doing; in that this Word is made flesh, and has obtained eternal redemption, and now appears in the presence of God, as an advocate and intercessor: it follows,

it shall rejoice in his salvation;
that which Jehovah the Father has determined upon, provided for, and has formed the scheme of; that which Jehovah the Son undertook to accomplish, and now has finished; and that which Jehovah the Spirit had made a discovery and application of unto the psalmist, in answer to his request in ( Psalms 35:3 ) . This filled him with so much joy, as it does every believer that has a view of interest in it; seeing hereby the law is fulfilled, justice is satisfied, sin is atoned for, the pardon of it is procured, an everlasting righteousness is brought in, and a solid foundation laid for hope of eternal glory and happiness.

Psalms 35:9 In-Context

7 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 LORDand 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.”
11 Ruthless witnesses come forward; they question me on things I know nothing about.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 2:11; S Luke 1:47
  • 2. Psalms 9:14; Psalms 13:5; Psalms 27:1; Isaiah 61:10
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