Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.
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George Leo Haydock
Backward, as those who came to seize Christ were twice, John xviii. 6.
He prays for their conversion. (S.)
Shame might have proved very salutary to them. (Theodoret)
The reprobate will be confounded. (Worthington)