Psalms Chapter 35 Discussion



 
  • Richard H Priday on Psalms 35
    Psalm 35; once again describes the state of David in distress; trusting God to defend him as well as encouraging those who support his righteous cause (v. 27). Once again; the interplay of the prophetic is so intertwined with David's own experiences and that of the Messiah that it is hard to find examples where one or another can definitively be extricated from the dialogue.

    We find examples such as verse 11 discussing false witnesses; and verses 16 through 18 about "hypocritical mockers" and particularly verse 17 about rescuing the "darling" from the lions is definitely directed toward Christ at the crucifixion as seen in Psalm 22:20.

    The "Aha, aha" theme is seen in Psalm 40 and 70; and also Ezekiel 36:2 in regard to the capture of the ancient heights from the north in the last days (likely the Golan Heights area).

    Whether with an individual or the nation of Israel; God will bring victory for the remnant who are truly faithful according to His many promises. Going back to earlier in the Psalm in verses 5 to 6 we see how the angel of the Lord persecutes the wicked leading them to destruction. We see in 1 Chronicles 21 how an angel was sent to cause wholesale destruction. We do well to heed to the fact that God is in charge of all things; and in a sense creates good and evil for His purposes. Isaiah 45:7 and Amos 3:6 discuss these things; calamity is under God's liimitations. Let us be under chastisement not judgment; and let us fall on the Rock rather than being crushed by it! ( Matt. 21:44).
  • Adam - in Reply on Psalms 35
    Acts 2:38 seems to be the most compelling verse. While I can't go so far as to say it's 'required' for salvation with no exceptions, baptism is emphasized and encouraged so much in the Bible that at bare minimum it's extremely important. So, why a Christ follower would want to follow Christ on everything else, but this, I cannot understand, and in my opinion is risky to disobey Jesus. A Christian or Christ follower puts Christ first and shouldn't be ashamed to follow Christ. I think verses like this are scary: Matthew 10:33. Also: John 14:15, Matthew 10:28. One can presume if we don't obey Jesus then we don't love Jesus, and if we don't love Jesus, should we expect benefits from Him? Matthew 7:21. Some don't fear God, but should. Fearing God is mentioned many times in the Bible, so I believe it, and think that we should really fear his judgment if we are not following Jesus. If we have a pure and clean heart and are genuinely following Jesus I believe we can have confidence and assurance of salvation, but that doesn't give us a license to go out sinning and violating God's moral laws. A lot of people falsely assume they get to cut corners and earn a get out of hell free card while enjoying all the benefits of a worldly, sinful, anti-Christian life, but the Bible already addressed those false assumptions.
  • David on Psalms 35
    The Lord commands us to forgive those who have wronged us, and to love our enemies and bless them. But we have discernment to tell an enemy which will persist until our extinction, and for these, our forgiveness or blessing will never be enough. Sometimes we must call upon God for protection and redress when the matter is a threat to survival. For such a time as this, praying psalm 35 is immediately appropriate.
  • T Levis - in Reply on Psalms 35
    Matthew 6:14
  • Dail Dail on Psalms 35
    I forgive all of them who speak bad or evil things to happen to me. I pray that come to know you Lord is Savior and will give them a loving heart and live in peace
  • Roy Paul on Psalms 35
    Thanks be onto the Lord Jesus Christ for the scriptures and all that you do and make available to all people
  • Rick - in Reply on Psalms 35
    Hi Sarah Two of my favorite verses now unto him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy. To the only wise God our Saviour be glory and majesty dominion and power both now and ever. Amen
  • Jesse - in Reply on Psalms 35
    Sarah R. Encila,

    Amen, that is awesome. Please keep that daily commitment to God's word and never let up. Years ago, a dear friend and brother in Christ gave me an expensive leather bound bible and inside the front cover he wrote these words:

    "This book will keep you from your sin, or, your sin will keep you from this book!"
  • Sarah R. Encila on Psalms 35
    My soul is committed to read the Bible daily to keep me strong spiritually for without the guidance of God's word man is easily carried away from his presence whereas if we keep his word in our heart we will not sin against Him. To God be the glory always and forever, Amen!
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 35
    Just a further note: I had given some more examples of Imprecatory Psalms that you could look up, but they were culled, leaving only Psalm 7. So here they are again:

    Psalm 55; Psalm 58; Psalm 59; Psalm 69; Psalm 79; Psalm 109; Psalm 137; and Psalm 139.
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 35
    This Psalm of David is seen as an Imprecatory Psalm. And that means it is written to call upon God to bring down judgement or curses upon one's enemies. There are several Psalms like this; if you read them, you can see a similar thought running through them (e.g. Psalms 7, 55, 58, 59, 69, 79, 109, 137, 139).

    It cannot be ascertained the reason for David writing this Psalm; most believe that it was when David was being hunted by Saul & therefore elaborates 1 Samuel chapter 24, & specifically to verse 15. So the imprecation (call for justice) is not against Saul himself, since David had actually spared Saul's life in this incident, but was against those who stirred up Saul to have such a hatred & jealousy against David.

    However, others don't see this Psalm as applying to that incident, but to the opposition David received by Ahithophel, or maybe Shimei, or even Mephibosheth's ingratitude or even Absalom's rebellion. Whatever the reason for writing the Psalm, & like many of the Psalms, one can break it down to understand the writer's thoughts & feelings that he experienced in his troubles.

    So we see verses 1-10 as David's petition to the Lord for deliverance & bringing down of judgement upon his enemies.

    Verses 11-16: David's lamentation over the unjust hatred he receives from his enemies.

    Verses 17-28: his further petition to the Lord for deliverance & justice.

    And finally, there is always a note of praise & joy in these Psalms, in knowing that the Lord will not withhold His Hand from evil doers.
  • AyomideakaJesusbabe on Psalms 35
    Please, what is psalm 35 all about?
  • Martina on Psalms 35
    Amen God is good.
  • AUSTTON PETERS on Psalms 35
    Your bible is excellent because it is in both achaic and standard english which others lack.
  • Patricia Garcia on Psalms 35:2
    What god is saying is that we should stand on his word...believing in and having faith in,unwavering, and

    living by, and representing his laws and decrees. and as children of god we are to be keepers of his word and teachers of his word, keepers of our brothers, and enforcers of his law ,...declaring and decreeing that a change will come and by the permitted authority to use his almighty power in the mighty name of jesus conquering and

    defeating the enemy.
  • Daniel - in Reply on Psalms 35
    Whenever we become angry, it is one of several indicators that we are not letting go of our own will. There are several indicators that let us know when we haven't given ourselves completely over to Jesus. That we are operating in our own will, instead of God's. Anger is probably the most prevalent of these indicators but there are others. Such things as pride, envy, and worry. Each person must contemplate and discern their own indicators. Knowing the signs of being in our will, instead of God's will, can indeed lead us to where we need to be. Instead of looking at anger and other indicators that we identify, as being a spiritual defect, look at them as tools to use on our journey to become one with Christ.
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Psalms 35
    Psalm 37

    Mathew 7:22-26

    Philippians 4:6-9

    Mathew 18:15-18



    Hope these help
  • BLESS and CURSE NOT Matthew ch 5 verse 44 - in Reply on Psalms 35
    It will always come out favorably if you bless them and ask the Lord to keep watch BETWIXT you and that person.

    Matthew 5:3

    Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    Matthew 5:4

    Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

    Matthew 5:5

    Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

    Matthew 5:6

    Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

    Matthew 5:7

    Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

    Matthew 5:8

    Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

    Matthew 5:9

    Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

    Matthew 5:10Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    Matthew 5:11

    Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you FALSELY, for my sake.

    Matthew 5:44

    But I say unto you, Love your enemies, BLESS THEM that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

    Matthew 11:6

    And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

    Matthew 13:16

    But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

    I tried the principal put forth in Matthew 5:44 and it works! Every time. Pray and ask God to bless them with a job promotion or an apartment with better amenities!

    I could've shaved off years of resentment and depression; feeling opposed. Sometimes God just waits till we believe the scripture and use it.
  • Kaylee on Psalms 35
    I sometimes see a professed Christian acting in an unseemly manner. The ensuing anger and frustration in my heart towards them causes me to pray against them. Am I the "enemy "? Does this Psalm and implicit punishment apply to me?

    Thank you.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Psalms 35
    John L This might help

    Revelation Chapter 11:1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.

    2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty [and] two months.

    3 And I will give [power] unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred [and] threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. (1,260 days)

    Revelation Chapter 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who [is] like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

    5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty [and] two months. (42 Months)

    6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
  • John L Questions on Revelations on Psalms 35
    REVELATIONS QUESTIONS???

    I am unable to fit all Tribulation events (Seals, Trumpets, and Vials) into a 7 year time period.

    A 7 year time period is not given in the Book of Revelations concerning the Tribulation.

    The Book of Daniel refers to this time period as the final "seven" of the "seventy weeks" ( Daniel 9:24). That final 7 has been going on for over 2000 years.

    In the "midst of the week" does refer to the middle of a set of SEVEN years when the sacrifice and the oblation will cease, and this refers to the 7 Vials of Revelations 16:1-18:24 which are poured out at the END.

    In addition, Jesus said that the time of the "Great Tribulation" would be "shortened" ( Matthew 24:22). We find that this particular time (after the 5th Trumpet and the 1st Woe) is shortened to "five months" (Revelations 9:5). Where does this factor in?

    The period of time covering "Jacob's trouble" ( Jeremiah 30:7) is 20 years; It could be seen as 13 years if the first 7 are not counted; because they seemed "but as a few days" ( Genesis 29:20). Could this be a more plausible time period for all events to take place?
  • Adam - in Reply on Psalms 35
    Be careful telling others they will go to hell if they do ____. The Bible says not to do that and says what will happen if you do. Matthew 7:1. Secondly, that's an assumption and you don't actually know how God will judge. Romans 9:15, Matthew 7:14.
  • Gwendolyn Rolax - in Reply on Psalms 35
    Ms. Betty, I do know about forgiving. You need to let loose and let God. Go in a place where you can close the door. Read the psalm, after you read it call these girls name out. Watch how things change. I love you Ms. Betty with God's Blessing.

    Word to the wise. If you don't forgive..if you were to die...you will go straight to "hell"
  • Gwendolyn Rolax on Psalms 35
    This psalm is so very powerful against anyone that come against you whether its family, friend or foe. Powerful. It turns the situation around in your favor especially at the end of reading the psalm. Call their name out and watch God.
  • Bigbigbetty on Psalms 35
    i love this chapter so much, especially the part about i will rejoice in his salvation. gives me peace, because all the religious gunk goes away when i think of that.
  • Renee on Psalms 35
    My Bishop gave my husband and I Psalms 35 to read when we was going through a rough time. My husband and I knew we were being plotted against and people said mean things about and told lies on us. However, we continue to read this Psalms knowing God will vindicate us once again and reveal the truth.
  • LLOYD - in Reply on Psalms 35
    Psalm 94 tells us what we are up against right now, psalm 35 is a prayer against it!
  • Nabisa - in Reply on Psalms 35
    Amen its true
  • Nabisa - in Reply on Psalms 35
    It comforts those who are distracted by the enemies
  • Devon billy on Psalms 35
    It's the greatest psalm ever


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