Psalms 118:13

You have thrust hard at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.
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Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
7. "I have been driven on like a heap of sand, so that I was falling, but the Lord upheld me" (ver. 13). For though there were a great multitude of believers, that might be compared to the countless sand, and brought into one communion as into one heap; yet "what is man, save Thou be mindful of Him?" He said not, the multitude of the Gentiles could not surpass the abundance of my host, but, "the Lord," hesaith, "hath upheld me." The persecution of the Gentiles succeeded not in pushing forward, to its overthrow, the host of the faithful dwelling together in the unity of the faith.

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Fall. I was very near falling. Hebrew, "pushing thou hast pushed me that "(Menochius) "My sin has strongly pushed me. "(Chaldean) (Calmet) Those who stick to the Hebrew suppose, that the psalmist addressed the chief of his enemies. But a letter or two may have been added, as St. Jerome, Felix, admit not the second person. Houbigant prefers, "they have pushed me. "(Berthier) By God's grace I was prevented from yielding to the force of temptation. (Worthington)

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

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