Now therefore, let not my blood fall to the earth before the face of the LORD: for the king of Israel has come out to seek a flea, as when one does hunt a partridge in the mountains.
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George Leo Haydock
Before, and contrary to the decrees of the Lord, (Haydock) who will be my avenger.
Hunted, (per sequitur) is here used in a passive sense; (Calmet) or it may be rendered, "as a partridge pursues "what it feeds upon. (Haydock)