Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbors, but mischief is in their hearts.
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Augustine of Hippo
3. "Draw not My Soul away with sinners, and destroy me not with them that work iniquity, withthem that speak peace with their neighbours" (ver. 3). With them that say unto Me, "We know that Thou art a Master come from God." "But evil in their hearts." But they speak evil in their hearts.
Draw. Sextus V reads tradas, "deliver "But the present trahas, is more conformable to the original. (Calmet)
Septuagint add, destroy me not, as the Hebrew might also signify. Suffer me not to follow bad example. They often paraphrase, to render the text clearer. A similar petition occurs, Psalm xxv. 9.
Hearts. Such double dealers are abominable, and quite opposite to the candour of a Christian, John i. 47., and 1 Peter ii. 22. (Berthier)
The psalmist prays that God would comfort and support him, as he knew that God tempteth no man, James i. (Worthington)