Psalm 35 Analysis

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Psalm 35 is also known as the Psalm of David. The whole psalm is an appeal to heaven from a bold heart and a clear conscience, irritated beyond measure by oppression and hatred. Beyond a doubt David 's Lord may be seen here by the spiritual eye. Psalm 35 was written either about David and his revenge against Saul, or about a legal court: the proceedings, defense and appeal. Both ideas were split into three main parts.
The Psalm of David should be “classified as belonging to the form group: prayer songs”. The most natural mode of dividing this psalm is to note its triple character. Three components; complaint, prayer, and promise of praise, are repeated with remarkable parallelism three times. The first section occupies Psalm 35:1-10, the
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The story can be found in 1 Samuel 24. It takes place during the time that he was running for his life from Saul. Saul 's pursuit to the murder of David was out of jealousy. One night, David rested inside a cave. When he awoke the next morning, he found Saul asleep on the outside of the cave. This was David 's chance. Saul had pledged to kill David, and there he lay sleeping, completely at the mercy of David. David had to decide whether he would kill Saul or seek revenge. He had drawn his sword, cut off a little piece of Saul’s garment but does no more. David was questioned as to why he did not seek revenge and kill Saul. He replied that he cannot lift his hand against God 's anointed. Saul was not perfect, but he was God 's anointed. Therefore, David would not seek revenge against …show more content…
It is split into three main categories, David as a praying man, a praising man, and a proclaiming man. Psalm 35:18 states, “Do not let my treacherous enemies rejoice over me, or those who hate me without cause wink the eye” which showed that David’s spirits had been lifted. He was praising and giving thanks for that. As a praying man, in Psalm 35:19-27, David prayed that his enemies would not win. He both informed and invoked the Lord in his prayers. In Psalm 35:19-21, he informed the Lord of the “malicious glee of his foes and the malignant guile of his foes”. He invoked the Lord in Psalm 35:22-27 when he asked the Lord to answer his prayers. He urged the Lord to do something. The final categories refer to David as a proclaiming man in Psalm 35:28 where it says, “Then my tongue shall tell of your righteousness and of your praise all day long”. David was astounded by the outcome of this trial, because the Lord gave him assurance not to worry, as it was in His hands.
In summary, the most important ideas to take away from Psalm 35 are the following: faith, action and responsibility, which are the keys to achieving our goals and our destiny. Whether out in the real world or in a legal court, these three ideas are important. Finally, passages like this make it easy for people to think they can sit back and wait for God’s intervention in their lives, but the message changes if you consider it in the

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