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Psalms 35:4

    Psalms 35:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Let them be put to shame and brought to dishonor that seek after my soul: Let them be turned back and confounded that devise my hurt.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let them be overcome and put to shame who make attempts to take my soul; let those who would do me damage be turned back and made foolish.

    Webster's Revision

    Let them be put to shame and brought to dishonor that seek after my soul: Let them be turned back and confounded that devise my hurt.

    World English Bible

    Let those who seek after my soul be disappointed and brought to dishonor. Let those who plot my ruin be turned back and confounded.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Let them be ashamed and brought to dishonour that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and confounded that devise my hurt.

    Definitions for Psalms 35:4

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 35:4

    Let then be confounded - Let none of their projects or devices against me succeed. Blast all their designs.

    The imprecations in these verses against enemies are all legitimate. They are not against the souls or eternal welfare of those sinners, but against their schemes and plans for destroying the life of an innocent man; and the holiest Christian may offer up such prayers against his adversaries. If a man aim a blow at another with a design to take away his life, and the blow would infallibly be mortal if it took place, and the person about to be slain see that by breaking the arm of his adversary he may prevent his own death, and thus save his enemy from actual murder; it is his duty to prevent this double evil by breaking the arm of the blood-thirsty man. It is on this principle that David prays against his adversaries in the first eight verses of this Psalm.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 35:4

    Let them be confounded - That is, Let them, through Thy gracious interposition in my behalf, be so entirely overcome and subdued that they shall be "ashamed" that they ever made the effort to destroy me; let them see so manifestly that God is on my side that they will be covered with confusion for having opposed one who was so entirely the object of the divine protection and care. See Psalm 6:10, note; Psalm 25:2-3, notes. Compare the notes at Job 6:20.

    That seek after my soul - My life. That seek to destroy me.

    Let them be turned back - In their attempts to pursue me. Do thou interpose and turn them back.

    And brought to confusion - Put to shame; or made ashamed - as they are who are disappointed and thwarted in their schemes.