Psalm 35:23
New International Version
Awake, and rise to my defense! Contend for me, my God and Lord.

New Living Translation
Wake up! Rise to my defense! Take up my case, my God and my Lord.

English Standard Version
Awake and rouse yourself for my vindication, for my cause, my God and my Lord!

Berean Study Bible
Awake and rise to my defense, to my cause, my God and my Lord!

King James Bible
Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.

New King James Version
Stir up Yourself, and awake to my vindication, To my cause, my God and my Lord.

New American Standard Bible
Stir Yourself, and awake to my right And to my cause, my God and my Lord.

NASB 1995
Stir up Yourself, and awake to my right And to my cause, my God and my Lord.

NASB 1977
Stir up Thyself, and awake to my right, And to my cause, my God and my Lord.

Amplified Bible
Wake Yourself up, and arise to my right And to my cause, my God and my Lord.

Christian Standard Bible
Wake up and rise to my defense, to my cause, my God and my Lord!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Wake up and rise to my defense, to my cause, my God and my LORD!

American Standard Version
Stir up thyself, and awake to the justice due unto me, Even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Awake for my judgment, my God and my Lord, and see the defrauding of me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Awake, O Lord, and attend to my judgment, even to my cause, my God and my Lord.

Contemporary English Version
Fight to defend me, Lord God,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Arise, and be attentive to my judgment : to my cause, my God, and my Lord.

English Revised Version
Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.

Good News Translation
Rouse yourself, O Lord, and defend me; rise up, my God, and plead my cause.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Wake up, and rise to my defense. Plead my case, O my God and my Lord.

International Standard Version
Wake up! Arouse yourself to vindicate me and argue my case, my God and my Lord.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Rouse Thee, and awake to my judgment, Even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.

Literal Standard Version
Stir up, and wake to my judgment, My God, and my Lord, to my plea.

NET Bible
Rouse yourself, wake up and vindicate me! My God and Lord, defend my just cause!

New Heart English Bible
Wake up. Rise up to defend me, my God. My Lord, contend for me.

World English Bible
Wake up! Rise up to defend me, my God! My Lord, contend for me!

Young's Literal Translation
Stir up, and wake to my judgment, My God, and my Lord, to my plea.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Contend with My Opponents
22O LORD, You have seen it; be not silent. O Lord, be not far from me. 23Awake and rise to my defense, to my cause, my God and my Lord! 24Vindicate me by Your righteousness, O LORD my God, and do not let them gloat over me.…

Cross References
Psalm 7:6
Arise, O LORD, in Your anger; rise up against the fury of my enemies. Awake, my God, and ordain judgment.

Psalm 44:23
Wake up, O Lord! Why are You sleeping? Arise! Do not reject us forever.

Psalm 59:4
For no fault of my own, they move swiftly to attack me. Arise to help me, and take notice.

Psalm 80:2
before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh. Rally Your mighty power and come to save us.


Treasury of Scripture

Stir up yourself, and awake to my judgment, even to my cause, my God and my Lord.

Stir

Psalm 7:6
Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.

Psalm 44:23
Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.

Psalm 80:2
Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come and save us.

my God

Psalm 89:26
He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.

Psalm 142:5
I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

John 20:28
And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.









(23) Stir up thyself.--Comp. Psalm 7:6.

Verse 23. - Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment (camp. Psalm 80:2; Psalm 44:23; Psalm 78:65). The psalmists call on God to awake, not as though he were really asleep, but as a sort of stirring appeal to him to arise and manifest himself. Even unto my cause, my God and my Lord. "Awake," i.e., "to judge my cause - to acquit me, and condemn my enemies" (camp. Psalm 9:4; Psalm 35:1; Psalm 43:1, etc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Awake
הָעִ֣ירָה (hā·‘î·rāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5782: To rouse oneself, awake

and rise
וְ֭הָקִיצָה (wə·hā·qî·ṣāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 6974: Arise, be awake, watch

to my defense,
לְמִשְׁפָּטִ֑י (lə·miš·pā·ṭî)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

to my cause,
לְרִיבִֽי׃ (lə·rî·ḇî)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7379: Strife, dispute

my God
אֱלֹהַ֖י (’ĕ·lō·hay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

and my Lord!
וַֽאדֹנָ֣י (wa·ḏō·nāy)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 136: The Lord


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