Psalm 35:11
New International Version
Ruthless witnesses come forward; they question me on things I know nothing about.

New Living Translation
Malicious witnesses testify against me. They accuse me of crimes I know nothing about.

English Standard Version
Malicious witnesses rise up; they ask me of things that I do not know.

Berean Study Bible
Hostile witnesses come forward; they make charges I know nothing about.

New American Standard Bible
Malicious witnesses rise up; They ask me of things that I do not know.

King James Bible
False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

Christian Standard Bible
Malicious witnesses come forward; they question me about things I do not know.

Contemporary English Version
Liars accuse me of crimes I know nothing about.

Good News Translation
Evil people testify against me and accuse me of crimes I know nothing about.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Malicious witnesses come forward; they question me about things I do not know.

International Standard Version
False witnesses stepped forward and questioned me concerning things about which I knew nothing.

NET Bible
Violent men perjure themselves, and falsely accuse me.

New Heart English Bible
Unrighteous witnesses rise up. They ask me about things that I do not know about.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Evil witnesses stood up and they questioned me about something that I did not know.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Malicious people bring charges against me. They ask me things I know nothing about.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Unrighteous witnesses rise up; They ask me of things that I know not.

New American Standard 1977
Malicious witnesses rise up; They ask me of things that I do not know.

Jubilee Bible 2000
False witnesses rose up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

King James 2000 Bible
False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

American King James Version
False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

American Standard Version
Unrighteous witnesses rise up; They ask me of things that I know not.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Unjust witnesses arose, and asked me of things I new not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unjust witnesses rising up have asked me things I knew not.

Darby Bible Translation
Unrighteous witnesses rise up; they lay to my charge things which I know not.

English Revised Version
Unrighteous witnesses rise up; they ask me of things that I know not.

Webster's Bible Translation
False witnesses arose; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

World English Bible
Unrighteous witnesses rise up. They ask me about things that I don't know about.

Young's Literal Translation
Violent witnesses rise up, That which I have not known they ask me.
Study Bible
Contend with My Opponents
10All my bones will exclaim, “Who is like You, O LORD, who delivers the afflicted from the aggressor, the poor and needy from the robber?” 11Hostile witnesses come forward; they make charges I know nothing about. 12They repay me evil for good, to the bereavement of my soul.…
Cross References
Exodus 23:1
You shall not spread a false report. Do not join the wicked by being a malicious witness.

Psalm 27:12
Do not hand me over to the will of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence.

Psalm 69:4
Those who hate me without cause outnumber the hairs of my head; many are those who would destroy me--my enemies without cause. Though I did not steal, I must repay.

Treasury of Scripture

False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

False witnesses [heb.

Psalm 27:12
Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.

1 Samuel 24:9
And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearest thou men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?

1 Samuel 25:10
And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse? there be many servants now a days that break away every man from his master.

laid [heb.







Lexicon
Hostile
חָמָ֑ס (ḥā·mās)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2555: Violence, wrong, by meton, unjust gain

witnesses
עֵדֵ֣י (‘ê·ḏê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 5707: A witness, testimony, a recorder, prince

come forward;
יְ֭קוּמוּן (yə·qū·mūn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

they make charges
יִשְׁאָלֽוּנִי׃ (yiš·’ā·lū·nî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7592: To inquire, to request, to demand

I know
יָ֝דַ֗עְתִּי (yā·ḏa‘·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

nothing {about}.
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no
Verses 11-18. - The second part of the psalm begins with a long complaint, David sets forth the woes under which he is suffering. There are:

1. Calumny (ver. 11).

2. Ingratitude (vers. 12-14).

3. Malevolence (ver. 15).

4. Insult from the vile and base (ver. 16).

He then passes to prayer: Will not God rescue him (ver. 17)? In conclusion, he for the second time promises praise and thanks (ver. 18). Verse 11. - False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I know not (comp. Psalm 27:12); literally, malicious, or unrighteous witnesses (see Exodus 23:1). It is not probable that witnesses in a court are intended. David's calumniators accused him privately to Saul of "seeking his hurt" (1 Samuel 24:9), and so stirred Saul up against him (1 Samuel 26:19). By what is here said, they appear to have accused him to his face, and to have endeavoured to extort from him a confession of guilt. 35:11-16 Call a man ungrateful, and you can call him no worse: this was the character of David's enemies. Herein he was a type of Christ. David shows how tenderly he had behaved towards them in afflictions. We ought to mourn for the sins of those who do not mourn for themselves. We shall not lose by the good offices we do to any, how ungrateful soever they may be. Let us learn to possess our souls in patience and meekness like David, or rather after Christ's example.
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