1 Samuel 24:14

After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom do you pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea.
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Cassiodorus Senator

AD 585
The Creator compares himself to the lowest of his creatures so that you may regard nothing as despicable which is known to have been fashioned by his agency. As Scripture has it, “God made all things very good.” Thus David too followed his Teacher and compared himself with the humblest flea; for the real power of religion is that the more an individual humbles himself after the model of the Creator, the more splendidly he is exalted to glory. - "Exposition of the Psalms 21.7"

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Thee: the tree is known by its fruit. If therefore I have behaved in this manner, no longer trust the reports of others against me. (Calmet) The wicked, if left to themselves, will be their own tormentors. He may thus indirectly threaten Saul, as iniquity is often put for punishment. (Menochius) The wicked shall at last open their eyes, and be reclaimed. (Rabbins ap. Munster.) David entertained hopes that even Saul would now be convinced of his innocence. (Haydock)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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