Psalm 35:1
New International Version
Of David. Contend, LORD, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me.

New Living Translation
A psalm of David. O LORD, oppose those who oppose me. Fight those who fight against me.

English Standard Version
Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me!

Berean Study Bible
Of David. Contend with my opponents, O LORD; fight against those who battle me.

New American Standard Bible
A Psalm of David. Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me; Fight against those who fight against me.

King James Bible
A Psalm of David. Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.

Christian Standard Bible
Oppose my opponents, LORD; fight those who fight me.

Contemporary English Version
Fight my enemies, LORD! Attack my attackers!

Good News Translation
Oppose those who oppose me, LORD, and fight those who fight against me!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Davidic. Oppose my opponents, LORD; fight those who fight me.

International Standard Version
Argue my case, LORD, against those who argue against me. Fight against those who fight against me.

NET Bible
By David. O LORD, fight those who fight with me! Attack those who attack me!

New Heart English Bible
[By David.] Contend, LORD, with those who contend with me. Fight against those who fight against me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Judge my case, Lord Jehovah, and fight against those who fight against me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[By David.] O LORD, attack those who attack me. Fight against those who fight against me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
[A Psalm] of David. Strive, O LORD, with them that strive with me; Fight against them that fight against me.

New American Standard 1977
Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me; Fight against those who fight against me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Plead my cause, O LORD, with those that strive with me; fight against those that fight against me.

King James 2000 Bible
Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.

American King James Version
Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.

American Standard Version
Strive thou, O Jehovah, with them that strive with me: Fight thou against them that fight against me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A Psalm of David. Judge thou, O Lord, them that injure me, fight against them that fight against me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For David himself. Judge thou, O Lord, them that wrong me : overthrow them that fight against me.

Darby Bible Translation
{[A Psalm] of David.} Strive, O Jehovah, with them that strive with me; fight against them that fight against me:

English Revised Version
A Psalm of David. Strive thou, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight thou against them that fight against me.

Webster's Bible Translation
A Psalm of David. Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.

World English Bible
Contend, Yahweh, with those who contend with me. Fight against those who fight against me.

Young's Literal Translation
By David. Strive, Jehovah, with my strivers, fight with my fighters,
Study Bible
Contend with My Opponents
1Of David. Contend with my opponents, O LORD; fight against those who battle me. 2Take up Your shield and buckler; arise and come to my aid.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 24:15
May the LORD be our judge and decide between you and me. May He take notice and plead my case and deliver me from your hand."

Psalm 18:43
You have delivered me from the strife of the people; You have made me the head of nations; a people I had not known shall serve me.

Psalm 43:1
Vindicate me, O God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation; deliver me from deceitful and unjust men.

Psalm 56:2
My enemies pursue me all day long, for many proudly assail me.

Psalm 119:154
Defend my cause and redeem me; revive me according to Your word.

Isaiah 49:25
For this is what the LORD says: "Even the captives of the mighty will be taken away, and the plunder of a tyrant will be retrieved; I will contend with those who contend with you, and I will save your children.

Treasury of Scripture

Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.

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Psalm 43:1
Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

Psalm 119:154
Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.

1 Samuel 24:15
The LORD therefore be judge, and judge between me and thee, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of thine hand.

fight

Exodus 14:25
And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians.

Joshua 10:42
And all these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time, because the LORD God of Israel fought for Israel.

Nehemiah 4:20
In what place therefore ye hear the sound of the trumpet, resort ye thither unto us: our God shall fight for us.







Lexicon
Of David.
לְדָוִ֨ד ׀ (lə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

Contend
רִיבָ֣ה (rî·ḇāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7378: To toss, grapple, to wrangle, controversy, to defend

with my opponents,
יְרִיבַ֑י (yə·rî·ḇay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3401: He will contend, adjective, contentious, an adversary

O LORD;
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

fight against
לְ֝חַ֗ם (lə·ḥam)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3898: To feed on, to consume, to battle

those who battle me.
לֹֽחֲמָֽי׃ (lō·ḥă·māy)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3898: To feed on, to consume, to battle
(1) Plead my cause.--Better, Strive, O Jehovah, with them that strive with me. The construction requires this, and the parallelism suggests recourse to arms rather than to the law.

Fight.--Literally, devour. (Comp. Numbers 24:8.

"He shall eat up the nations." So a Latin author--

"Qua medius pugnae vorat agmina vortex."

SILIUS: Punic, 4:230.

Comp. Shakespeare--

"If the wars eat us not up.'--Coriolanus, Acts 1, sc. 1)

Verse 1. - Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me (comp. 1 Samuel 24:15, "The Lord therefore be Judge, and judge between me and thee; and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of thine hand." The word translated "plead" is a judicial term; but the context shows that it was in the battle-field, rather than in the law-courts, that David's cause was to be pleaded. The second hemistich is therefore added to explain and correct the first; it is fighting, not pleading, that is needed under the circumstances. 35:1-10 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!
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