[nathan] me not over unto the will [nephesh] of mine enemies [tsar]: for
false [sheqer] witnesses [`ed] are risen up [quwm] against
me, and such as breathe out [yapheach] cruelty [chamac]. KJV-Interlinear
12 Do not
deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries; For false witnesses have risen
against me, And such as breathe out violence. NASB
The word for deliver, ‘nathan,’ conveys great latitude in its meaning to transport, ascribe, assign, direct, distribute and so forth. It comes to mean the abandonment or giving over of someone to another.
The word for will, ‘nephesh,’ typically refers to the soul or the breathing as in inhale and exhale activities of a person or creature. This refers to the heart or core of the purpose of the individual. It refers to their fundamental beliefs and directions from life, which are evil in nature.
False witnesses, does not mean false accusations being made by people, it refers to the people themselves as carrying false ideas or false beliefs or false opinions within themselves. When people ignore doctrine, then the core of their beliefs is false. Their soul is saturated to the point that they are blinded, and not only cannot see truth, but they are blinded to their own errors, not realizing that their beliefs are false and therefore wrong.
Risen up, refers to the dynamics of the world as an anti-God forum invented and directed by Satan in an effort to defeat God and truth and anything and anyone connected with God.
The cruelty, ‘chamac,’ refers to wrongs, deceptions, false ideas, unrighteous activities, cruel, injustice and so forth.
To breathe out, ‘yapheach,’ refers to puffing, or to meditation, to steadily direct, to breathe hard as in anger.
And so there may be people that you know, or who know you and would prefer to see harm come to you, but this psalm references the entire world at large, and the common activities of Satan’s policy, within this world, which is typically referred to as ‘cosmos diabolicus’ or the realm or universe of supernatural evil beyond the human experience.
And thus the prayer within this portion of the psalm, is that God not deliver or abandon us over to the very heart and soul of evil, which would lead us to certain destruction and worse.
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