Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.
But those who are my enemies for no reason are numerous; those who hate me without cause outnumber me.
2 Samuel 22:1
David sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord rescued him from the power of all his enemies, including Saul.
Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, he likewise shared in their humanity, so that through death he could destroy the one who holds the power of death (that is, the devil),
You make my enemies retreat; I destroy those who hate me.
when they prayed: "Have mercy on me, Lord! See how I am oppressed by those who hate me, O one who can snatch me away from the gates of death!
Watch my enemies, for they outnumber me; they hate me and want to harm me.
Those who hate me without cause are more numerous than the hairs of my head. Those who want to destroy me, my enemies for no reason, outnumber me. They make me repay what I did not steal!
The Lord is on my side as my helper. I look in triumph on those who hate me.
His anger has torn me and persecuted me; he has gnashed at me with his teeth; my adversary locks his eyes on me.
But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, 'We do not want this man to be king over us!'
With all my strength I will say, "O Lord, who can compare to you? You rescue the oppressed from those who try to overpower them; the oppressed and needy from those who try to rob them."
Finally, be strengthened in the Lord and in the strength of his power.
"You aggressively attacked me and tried to knock me down, but the Lord helped me.