“But I shall crush his adversaries before him,
And strike those who hate him.
I have been with you wherever you have gone and have cut off all your enemies from before you; and I will make you a great name, like the names of the great men who are on the earth.
Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David; and David grew steadily stronger, but the house of Saul grew weaker continually.
Now it came about when the king lived in his house, and the Lord had given him rest on every side from all his enemies,
“For You have girded me with strength for battle;
You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.
Why are the nations in an uproar
And the peoples devising a vain thing?
You have also made my enemies turn their backs to me,
And I destroyed those who hated me.
Your hand will find out all your enemies;
Your right hand will find out those who hate you.
They have also surrounded me with words of hatred,
And fought against me without cause.
“His enemies I will clothe with shame,
But upon himself his crown shall shine.”
But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’
But these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them in my presence.”
He who hates Me hates My Father also.