Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.
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Augustine of Hippo
15. "Let not the foot of pride come against me" (ver. 11). But now he said, The children of men shall put their trust under the shadow of Thy wings: they shall be satiated with the fulness of Thy House. When one hath begun to be plentifully overflowed with that Fountain, let him take heed lest he grow proud. For the same was not wanting to Adam, the first man: but the foot of pride came against him, and the hand of the sinner removed him, that is, the proud hand of the devil. As he who seduced him, said of himself, "I will sit in the sides of the north;" so he persuaded him, by saying, "Taste, and ye shall be as gods." By pride then have we so fallen as to arrive at this mortality. And because pride had wounded us, humility maketh us whole. God came humbly, that from such great wound of pride He might heal man. He came, for "The Word was made Flesh, and dwelt among us." He was taken by the Jews; He was reviled of them. Ye heard when the Gospel was read, what they said, and to Whom they...
Sinner. Hebrew and Septuagint, "sinners "who are always striving to supplant the just by pride and evil example. (Berthier)
Let me not listen to their wicked advice. (St. Augustine)
Let not the enemy invade our country any more. (Calmet)
The just may pray that no bad example or pride may place an obstacle to his salvation. (Worthington)