Psalm 35:3
New International Version
Brandish spear and javelin against those who pursue me. Say to me, "I am your salvation."

New Living Translation
Lift up your spear and javelin against those who pursue me. Let me hear you say, "I will give you victory!"

English Standard Version
Draw the spear and javelin against my pursuers! Say to my soul, “I am your salvation!”

Berean Study Bible
Draw the spear and javelin against my pursuers; say to my soul: “I am your salvation.”

New American Standard Bible
Draw also the spear and the battle-axe to meet those who pursue me; Say to my soul, "I am your salvation."

King James Bible
Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.

Christian Standard Bible
Draw the spear and javelin against my pursuers, and assure me: "I am your deliverance."

Contemporary English Version
Aim your spear at everyone who hunts me down, but promise to save me.

Good News Translation
Lift up your spear and war ax against those who pursue me. Promise that you will save me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Draw the spear and javelin against my pursuers, and assure me: "I am your deliverance."

International Standard Version
Take out the spear and the ax to confront the one who pursues me; say to me, "I am your deliverer!"

NET Bible
Use your spear and lance against those who chase me! Assure me with these words: "I am your deliverer!"

New Heart English Bible
Brandish the spear and block those who pursue me. Tell my soul, "I am your salvation."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Draw out a sword and cause it to flash against my persecutors, and say to my soul, “I am your Savior.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Hold your spear to block the way of those who pursue me. Say to my soul, "I am your savior."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Draw out also the spear, and the battle-axe, against them that pursue me; Say unto my soul: 'I am Thy salvation.'

New American Standard 1977
Draw also the spear and the battle-axe to meet those who pursue me; Say to my soul, “I am your salvation.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against those that persecute me; say unto my soul; I am thy saving health.

King James 2000 Bible
Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am your salvation.

American King James Version
Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say to my soul, I am your salvation.

American Standard Version
Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that pursue me: Say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Bring forth a sword, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say to my soul, I am thy salvation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Bring out the sword, and shut up the way against them that persecute me : say to my soul : I am thy salvation.

Darby Bible Translation
And draw out the spear, and stop [the way] against my pursuers: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.

English Revised Version
Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that pursue me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.

Webster's Bible Translation
Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say to my soul, I am thy salvation.

World English Bible
Brandish the spear and block those who pursue me. Tell my soul, "I am your salvation."

Young's Literal Translation
And draw out spear and lance, To meet my pursuers. Say to my soul, 'Thy salvation I am.'
Study Bible
Contend with My Opponents
2Take up Your shield and buckler; arise and come to my aid. 3Draw the spear and javelin against my pursuers; say to my soul: “I am your salvation.” 4May those who seek my life be disgraced and put to shame; may those who plan to harm me be driven back and confounded.…
Cross References
Psalm 3:8
Salvation belongs to the LORD; may Your blessing be on Your people. Selah

Psalm 62:2
He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

Treasury of Scripture

Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say to my soul, I am your salvation.

stop

Psalm 27:2
When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

Psalm 76:10
Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.

1 Samuel 23:26,27
And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain: and David made haste to get away for fear of Saul; for Saul and his men compassed David and his men round about to take them…

say

Psalm 51:12
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Psalm 62:7
In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.

Psalm 91:16
With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.







Lexicon
Draw
וְהָ֘רֵ֤ק (wə·hā·rêq)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7324: Arm, cast out, draw out, make empty, pour forth out

the spear
חֲנִ֣ית (ḥă·nîṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2595: A lance

and javelin
וּ֭סְגֹר (ū·sə·ḡōr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5462: To shut up, to surrender

against
לִקְרַ֣את (liq·raṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7125: Against he come, help, meet, seek, to, in the way

my pursuers;
רֹדְפָ֑י (rō·ḏə·p̄āy)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7291: To pursue, chase, persecute

say
אֱמֹ֥ר (’ĕ·mōr)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to my soul:
לְ֝נַפְשִׁ֗י (lə·nap̄·šî)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

“I [am]
אָֽנִי׃ (’ā·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

your salvation.”
יְֽשֻׁעָתֵ֥ךְ (yə·šu·‘ā·ṯêḵ)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3444: Something saved, deliverance, aid, victory, prosperity
(3) Draw out also the spear--i.e., from the sheath, that seems to have been used to guard its point. So ????????? (Homer, Odyssey, i. 128).

Stop the way.--So LXX., Vulg., and all ancient versions. Many modern scholars, however, are disposed to treat the word segor not as the imperative of a verb, but as a noun, equivalent to the Greek ???????, Latin, securis, a Persian and Scythian weapon mentioned by Herodotus (i. 215, iv. 70) and Xenophon (Anab., iv. 4, 16), and generally taken for a battle-axe, but by some as a short curved sword or a scimitar. It is identified by Sir Henry Rawlinson with the khanjar of modern Persia, "a short curved double-edged dagger, almost universally worn." The Bedouins of modern Egypt use a schagur.

The adoption of this rendering makes an excellent parallelism, and suits the word rendered "against," which really means "to meet," and suggests an onset instead of a mere passive attitude of defence.

Verse 3. - Draw out also the spear; rather, bring out also the spear, since spears were not, so far as is known, kept in sheaths, like swords (Exodus 15:9), but only laid up in an armoury. And stop the way against them that persecute me. So Jarchi, Rosenmuller, Hitzig, Kay, Professor Alexander, Hengstenberg, and our Revisers; but a large number of critics regard סְגר - the word translated "stop the way" - as really the name of a weapon, the Hebrew equivalent of the Greek σάγαρις, which was probably the battle-axe. (So Vitringa, Michaelis, Bishop Horsley, Cheyne, Mr. Aglen, and the 'Speaker's Commentary.') The passage will then read, "Bring out also the spear and the battle-axe against them that persecute me," which is certainly a better parallel to "Take hold of shield and buckler," than "Bring out the spear, and stop the way." Say unto my soul, I am thy Salvation. Comfort my soul, i.e., with the assurance that thou art, and wilt ever be, ray Salvation (comp. Psalm 27:1; Psalm 62:2, 6; Psalm 118:14, 21, etc.). Deliverance from the immediate danger is not all that is meant; but rather support and saving help in all dangers and in all troubles. 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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