You make us to turn back from the enemy: and they who hate us take spoil for themselves.
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Augustine of Hippo
9. "Thou hast turned us away backward in presence of our enemies" (ver. 10), so that they are, as it were, before; we, behind; they are counted as conquerors, we as conquered. "And they which hate us spoiled for themselves." What did they "spoil" but ourselves?