Psalms 35:3

Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am your salvation.
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Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
3. "Pour forth the weapon, and stop the way against them that persecute me" (ver. 3). Who are they that persecute thee? Haply thy neighbour, or he whom thou hast offended, or to whom thou hast done wrong, or who would take away what is thine, or against whom thou preachest the truth, or whose sin thou rebukest, or whom living ill by thy well living thou offendest. There are indeed even these enemies to us, and they persecute us: but other enemies we are taught to know, those against whom we fight invisibly, of whom the Apostle warneth us, saying, "We wrestle not against flesh and blood," that is, against men; not against those whom ye see, but against those whom ye see not; "against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the world, of this darkness." ..."The whole world lieth in wickedness;" therefore the Apostle explained of what world they were rulers, he said, "of this darkness." The rulers of this world, I say, are the rulers of this darkness. ...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
The way. This may be implied by the word conclude, which Houbigant rejects, observing that St. Jerome has præoccupa, (Berthier) as it is in the Par. ed. 1533. (Haydock) But I fiind præcipita. (Berthier) "Prevent "the designs, stop the passage, or "hurl my persecutors headlong. "(Haydock) Take offensive weapons. He foretells the ruin of those who persecuted the Church. (Worthington) Salvation, though my enemies deny it, Psalm iii. 2.

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

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