35 Contend, O Lord, with those who ycontend with me;
zfight against those who fight against me!
2 Take hold of ashield and buckler
3 Draw the spear and javelin1
Let them be dturned back and disappointed
5 Let them be like echaff before the wind,
6 Let their way be dark and fslippery,
lexulting in his salvation.
10 All my mbones shall say,
“O Lord, nwho is like you,
12 pThey repay me evil for good;
my soul is bereft.4
13 But I, qwhen they were sick—
I rwore sackcloth;
I safflicted myself with fasting;
I ubowed down in mourning.
vwretches whom I did not know
16 like profane mockers at a feast,6
they wgnash at me with their teeth.
17 How long, O Lord, will you xlook on?
ymy precious life from the lions!
18 I will thank you in zthe great congregation;
19 aLet not those rejoice over me
who are bwrongfully my foes,
and let not those cwink the eye
21 They fopen wide their mouths against me;
they say, g“Aha, Aha!
O Lord, jbe not far from me!
24 mVindicate me, O Lord, my God,
and nlet them not rejoice over me!
o“Aha, our heart's desire!”
Let them not say, p“We have swallowed him up.”
26 Let them be qput to shame and disappointed altogether
Let them be rclothed with shame and dishonor
who smagnify themselves against me!
tand say evermore,
u“Great is the Lord,
who vdelights in the welfare of his servant!”
28 Then my wtongue shall tell of your righteousness