Psalm 35:19
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New American Standard Bible
Do not let those who are wrongfully my enemies rejoice over me; Nor let those who hate me without cause wink maliciously.

King James Bible
Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.

Darby Bible Translation
Let not them that are wrongfully mine enemies rejoice over me; let them not wink with the eye that hate me without cause.

World English Bible
Don't let those who are my enemies wrongfully rejoice over me; neither let those who hate me without a cause wink their eyes.

Young's Literal Translation
Mine enemies rejoice not over me with falsehood, Those hating me without cause wink the eye.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me - Margin, "falsely." Literally, "My enemies of falsehood;" that is, who are "falsely" my foes; who have no just cause for being opposed to me. Compare Matthew 5:11. David was conscious that he had done them no wrong, or that he had given no occasion for their conduct toward him, and hence, his prayer is simply a request that justice might be done.

Neither let them wink with the eye - Compare the notes at Job 15:12. See also Proverbs 6:13; Proverbs 10:10. The word rendered "wink" means properly to tear or cut asunder; and then, to cut with the teeth, to bite; and hence, the phrase "to bite the lips," as an expression of malice, or mischief-making: Proverbs 16:30; and to bite or pinch the eyes, that is, to press the eyelids together in the manner of biting the lips - also a gesture of malice or mischief. So Gesenius, Lexicon. But perhaps the more probable meaning is that of "winking" literally; or giving a significant wink of the eyes as an expression of triumph over anyone. In this sense the term is often used now.

That hate me without a cause - To whom I have given no occasion for opposition. In the case under consideration the psalmist regarded himself as entirely innocent in this respect.

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The Sixth Commandment
Thou shalt not kill.' Exod 20: 13. In this commandment is a sin forbidden, which is murder, Thou shalt not kill,' and a duty implied, which is, to preserve our own life, and the life of others. The sin forbidden is murder: Thou shalt not kill.' Here two things are to be understood, the not injuring another, nor ourselves. I. The not injuring another. [1] We must not injure another in his name. A good name is a precious balsam.' It is a great cruelty to murder a man in his name. We injure others in
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

After the Scripture.
"In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God created He him."--Gen. v. 1. In the preceding pages we have shown that the translation, "in Our image," actually means, "after Our image." To make anything in an image is no language; it is unthinkable, logically untrue. We now proceed to show how it should be translated, and give our reason for it. We begin with citing some passages from the Old Testament in which occurs the preposition "B" which, in Gen. i. 27, stands before image, where
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Cross References
John 15:25
"But they have done this to fulfill the word that is written in their Law, 'THEY HATED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE.'

Psalm 13:4
And my enemy will say, "I have overcome him," And my adversaries will rejoice when I am shaken.

Psalm 30:1
A Psalm; a Song at the Dedication of the House. A Psalm of David. I will extol You, O LORD, for You have lifted me up, And have not let my enemies rejoice over me.

Psalm 35:24
Judge me, O LORD my God, according to Your righteousness, And do not let them rejoice over me.

Psalm 38:16
For I said, "May they not rejoice over me, Who, when my foot slips, would magnify themselves against me."

Psalm 38:19
But my enemies are vigorous and strong, And many are those who hate me wrongfully.

Psalm 59:4
For no guilt of mine, they run and set themselves against me. Arouse Yourself to help me, and see!

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