Be surety for your servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.
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Augustine of Hippo
121. He next saith, "Take off Thy servant to that which is good, that the proud calumniate me not" (ver. 122). They drive me on, that I may fall into evil; do Thou take me off to that which is good. They who rendered these words by the Latin, calumnientur, have followed a Greek expression, not commonly used in Latin. Have the words, Let not the proud calumniate me, the same force, as, Let them "not succeed in calumniating me"?
Uphold. Hebrew, "answer for "(St. Jerome) as a bondsman.
Unto good. Thus the law is insinuated, though it is not here expressed. (Berthier)
In attacking the devil, who is so experienced, we must take God with us, or we shall surely be overcome. (St. Augustine, tr. 4. in Joan.)