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Verse 12

Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies ,.... It is a dreadful thing for a man to be given up to his own heart's lusts, and to be delivered up into the hands of Satan; who would fain have even the people of God themselves in his hands, that he might distress them at pleasure, if not destroy them; and also to be suffered to fall into the hands of wicked men, whose tender mercies are cruel;

for false witnesses are risen up against me ; laying to his charge, that he sought to take away from Saul his crown and kingdom, and even his life, 1 Samuel 24:9 ;

and such as breathe out cruelty ; as Doeg the Edomite, whose tongue was as a sharp razor, and by whose hands four score and five priests were slain, on account of David's being supplied with bread by Ahimelech; the word is in the singular number; see Psalm 52:1 ; compare with this clause Acts 9:1 ; and Horace's phrase, "Spirabat amores" F12 Carmin. l. 4. Ode. 13. v. 19. .

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