But also you shall not cut off your kindness from my house forever: no, not when the LORD has cut off the enemies of David every one from the face of the earth.
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George Leo Haydock
May he. It is a curse upon himself, if he should not be faithful to his promise.
It. That is, revenge it upon David's enemies, and upon me, if I shall fail of my word given to him. (Challoner)
The Hebrew and several Latin manuscripts stop at earth; and what follows, is not found in some Greek and Latin editions. (Calmet)
Enemies. May God punish David's enemies, and me among the rest. (Menochius)