For they (lying enemies who hate me without cause) do not speak peace; but they devise deceitful things against the quiet ones of the earth. Psalm 35:20 It takes courage To refrain from gossip when others about you delight in it - to stand up for an absent person who is being abused. Anon

Stir Yourself and awaken to my judgment, to my cause, my God and my Lord ('Adonay). Psalm 35:23 Keep your relationship with God honest and personal. John Newton, 1725-1807, minister, former slave trader

Judge me, O Lord my God, according to Thy righteousness. Psalm 35:24a Willingly trust God’s truthful appraisal of a self-determined conclusion of innocence.

Let them be ashamed and brought to mutual confusion Who rejoice at my hurt. Psalm 35:26a Woe to him who labours to bring about disaffection; as such things almost invariably end in general disappointment and calamity. Adam Clarke

Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor that magnify themselves against me. Psalm 25:26b And so it criticized each flower, This supercilious seed; Until it woke one summer hour, And found itself a weed. Mildred Howells, The Different Seed