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26 May those who rejoice in my troubles be totally embarrassed and ashamed.[a]
May those who arrogantly taunt me be covered with shame and humiliation.[b]
27 May those who desire my vindication shout for joy and rejoice.
May they continually say,[c] “May the Lord be praised,[d] for he wants his servant to be secure.”[e]
28 Then I will tell others about your justice,[f]
and praise you all day long.[g]

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 35:26 tn Heb “may they be embarrassed and ashamed together, the ones who rejoice over my harm.”
  2. Psalm 35:26 tn Heb “may they be clothed with shame and humiliation, the ones who magnify [themselves] against me.” The prefixed verbal forms in v. 26 are understood as jussives (see vv. 24b-25, where the negative particle אַל (ʾal) appears before the prefixed verbal forms, indicating they are jussives). The psalmist is calling down judgment on his enemies.
  3. Psalm 35:27 tn The prefixed verbal forms in v. 27a are understood as jussives (see vv. 24b-26).
  4. Psalm 35:27 tn The prefixed verbal form is taken as a jussive, “may the Lord be magnified [in praise].” Another option is to take the verb as an imperfect, “the Lord is great.”
  5. Psalm 35:27 tn Heb “the one who desires the peace of his servant.”
  6. Psalm 35:28 tn Heb “and my tongue will proclaim your justice.”
  7. Psalm 35:28 tn Heb “all the day your praise.” The verb “proclaim” is understood by ellipsis in the second line (see the previous line).

26 May all who gloat(A) over my distress(B)
    be put to shame(C) and confusion;
may all who exalt themselves over me(D)
    be clothed with shame and disgrace.
27 May those who delight in my vindication(E)
    shout for joy(F) and gladness;
may they always say, “The Lord be exalted,
    who delights(G) in the well-being of his servant.”(H)

28 My tongue will proclaim your righteousness,(I)
    your praises all day long.(J)

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