Psalms 17:9

Psalms 17:9

From the wicked that oppress me
Or "waste" or "destroy" {g}; as wild beasts do a field or vineyard when they get into it; and such havoc do persecutors and false teachers make of the church and people of God, when they are suffered to get in among them, ( Psalms 80:13 ) ( Acts 20:29 ) ; wherefore from such wicked and unreasonable men protection is desired, ( 2 Thessalonians 3:2 ) ;

[from] my deadly enemies;
enemies against his soul or life, who sought to take it away, nothing would satisfy them but this;

[who] compass me about;
on all sides, in order to obtain their desire; such were the enemies of Christ, and so they are described, ( Psalms 22:12 Psalms 22:13 Psalms 22:16 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F7 (ynwdv wz) "quid vastant", Vatablus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "qui vastaverunt", Pagninus, Montanus, Cocceius, Michaelis.
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