Psalm 35:28 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Psalm 35:28, NIV: My tongue will proclaim your righteousness, your praises all day long.

Psalm 35:28, ESV: Then my tongue shall tell of your righteousness and of your praise all the day long.

Psalm 35:28, KJV: And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.

Psalm 35:28, NASB: And my tongue shall proclaim Your righteousness And Your praise all day long.

Psalm 35:28, NLT: Then I will proclaim your justice, and I will praise you all day long.

Psalm 35:28, CSB: And my tongue will proclaim your righteousness, your praise all day long.

What does Psalm 35:28 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Believing the Lord would vindicate him and put his enemies to shame, David resolves to broadcast the Lord's righteousness and to praise Him continually. David does not respond to suffering and persecution with complaint or regret; he anticipates that the Lord will make all things right. Before the matter is settled, David already has it in his mind to tell others how the Lord acted righteously on his behalf, and that he would praise God continually.

The apostle Peter encourages persecuted Hebrew Christians to look beyond their suffering and joyfully anticipate the victorious conclusion. He writes: "in this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire— may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ" (1 Peter 1:6–7). No wonder Paul exhorts believers to "rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and give thanks in all circumstances" (1 Thessalonians 5:16–18)!