But I will break down his foes before his face and smite those that hate him.
and I have been with thee wherever thou didst walk and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth.
Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David, but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.
And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house and the LORD had given him rest from all his enemies around him,
For thou hast girded me with strength for the battle; thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.
Why do the Gentiles rage, and the peoples imagine a vain thing?
Thou hast also given me the necks of my enemies that I might destroy those that hate me.
Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies; thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee.
They compassed me about with words of hatred and fought against me without a cause.
But his citizens hated him and sent an embassy after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
Moreover, those enemies of mine, who were unwilling that I should reign over them, bring them here and slay them before me.