Psalm 35:15
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English Standard Version
But at my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered; they gathered together against me; wretches whom I did not know tore at me without ceasing;

King James Bible
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:

American Standard Version
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:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they rejoiced against me, and came together : scourges were gathered together upon me, and I knew not.

English Revised Version
But when I halted 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:

Webster's Bible Translation
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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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This strophe, with which the first part of the song closes, contains the logical apodosis of those imprecatory jussives. The downfall of the power that is opposed to God will be followed by the joy of triumph. The bones of the body, which elsewhere are mentioned as sharing only in the anguish of the soul (Psalm 6:3; Psalm 31:11; Psalm 32:3; Psalm 51:10), are here made to share (as also in Psalm 51:10) in the joy, into which the anxiety, that agitated even the marrow of the bones, is changed. The joy which he experiences in his soul shall throb through every member of his body and multiply itself, as it were, into a choir of praiseful voices. כּל with a conjunctive accent and without Makkeph, as also in Proverbs 19:7 (not כּל־, vid., the Masora in Baer's Psalterium p. 133), is to be read cāl (with קמץ רחב, opp. קמץ חטוף) according to Kimchi. According to Lonzano, however, it is to be read col, the conjunctive accent having an equal power with Makkeph; but this view is false, since an accent can never be placed against Kametz chatuph. The exclamation מי כמוך is taken from Exodus 15:11, where, according to the Masora, it is to be pointed מי כמוך, as Ben Naphtali also points it in the passage before us. The Dagesh, which is found in the former passage and is wanting here, sharpens and hardens at the same time; it requires that the expression should be emphatically pronounced (without there being any danger in this instance of its being slurred over); it does not serve to denote the closer connection, but to give it especial prominence. חזק ממּנוּ, stronger than he, is equivalent to: strong, whereas the other is weak, just as in Jeremiah 31:11, cf. Habakkuk 1:13, צדּיק ממּנוּ, righteous, whereas he is ungodly. The repetition of ועני is meant to say: He rescues the עני, who is אביון (poor) enough already, from him who would take even the few goods that he possesses.

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in mine

Psalm 35:25,26 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up...

Psalm 41:8 An evil disease, say they, sticks fast to him: and now that he lies he shall rise up no more.

Psalm 71:10,11 For my enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together...

Job 31:29 If I rejoice at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him:

Proverbs 17:5 Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

Proverbs 24:17,18 Rejoice not when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles...

adversity [heb.] halting

Psalm 38:17 For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.

Jeremiah 20:10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting...

1 Corinthians 13:6 Rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;

the objects

Psalm 22:16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

Psalm 69:12 They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.

Job 30:1-12 But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock...

Matthew 27:27-30,39-44 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered to him the whole band of soldiers...

Acts 17:5 But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took to them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company...

I knew

Psalm 35:8 Let destruction come on him at unawares; and let his net that he has hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.

they

Psalm 7:2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

Psalm 57:4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows...

Job 16:9 He tears me in his wrath, who hates me: he gnashes on me with his teeth; my enemy sharpens his eyes on me.

Cross References
Job 16:10
Men have gaped at me with their mouth; they have struck me insolently on the cheek; they mass themselves together against me.

Job 30:1
"But now they laugh at me, men who are younger than I, whose fathers I would have disdained to set with the dogs of my flock.

Job 30:8
A senseless, a nameless brood, they have been whipped out of the land.

Psalm 7:2
lest like a lion they tear my soul apart, rending it in pieces, with none to deliver.

Psalm 38:17
For I am ready to fall, and my pain is ever before me.

Proverbs 24:17
Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles,

Lamentations 1:21
"They heard my groaning, yet there is no one to comfort me. All my enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that you have done it. You have brought the day you announced; now let them be as I am.

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