The idea here is, that the psalmist desires that God would undertake his cause against those who had risen up against him, as if it were managed before a tribunal, or before a judge, and God should be the advocate. They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures. This is a fruit of the old enmity in the seed of the serpent against the Seed of the woman. Strive, O Yahweh, with those that strive with me: Fight against those that fight against me. This thou hast seen, O Lord: keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me.
Faith calleth things that are not, as though they were. And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went. I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people. I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred. Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help. But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not: with hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth. God's loving-kindness is precious to the saints.
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The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes. Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me. All my bones shall say, , who is like unto , which deliverest the from him that is too strong for him, yea, the and the needy from him that spoileth him? Revised Standard Version A Psalm of David. But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not: With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth. Holman Christian Standard Oppose my opponents, Lord; fight those who fight me. Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt. It is written greater is he that is in us then he in the world.
It is bad to do mischief, but worse to devise it, to do it with plot and management. I bowed my head in grief as though weeping for my mother. You, Lord, preserve both people and animals. There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise. Judge me, O Lord my God, according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me. But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? David prayed to God to manifest himself in his trial.
Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause. We must not desire or pray for the ruin of any enemies, except our lusts and the evil spirits that would compass our destruction. But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom. The Lord Said Pickup Your Cross and Follow Him. People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
Their Salvation ismore Important than Anything They have Done. And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai. English Standard Version Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me! Let them not say in their hearts, , so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up. Hardened sinners stand to what they have done, as though they could justify it before God himself. I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.
Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul. . Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it. O Jehovah, contend with those who strive against me; fight those who fight against me. Fight against those who fight against me.
Rescue me from their ravages, my precious life from these lions. Cardinal Cajetan, On the True Interior Life S. We shall not lose by the good offices we do to any, how ungrateful soever they may be. They trust their souls in his hands, they are one with him by faith, are precious in his sight, and shall be rescued from destruction, that they may give thanks in heaven. Contend for me, my God and Lord. Cardinal Cajetan, On Preparation for the Contemplative Life S. Makes no Difference what You have Done, Christ went to The Cross for Your Salvation and Whoever Will come to The Cross.