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17 O Lord, how long are you going to watch this?
Rescue[a] me[b] from their destructive attacks;
guard my life[c] from the young lions.

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  1. Psalm 35:17 tn Heb “bring back, restore.”
  2. Psalm 35:17 tn Or “my life.”
  3. Psalm 35:17 tn Heb “my only one.” The psalmist may mean that his life is precious, or that he feels isolated and alone (see Ps 22:20). The verb “guard” is supplied in the translation, because the verb “rescue” is understood by ellipsis (see the previous line).

17 How long,(A) Lord, will you look on?
    Rescue me from their ravages,
    my precious life(B) from these lions.(C)

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