“I am the scorn of all my adversaries.
I am a horror to my neighbors.
I am an object of dread to my acquaintances.
Those who see me in the street flee from me.
I have passed out of mind.
I am like one who is dead.
I have become like a broken vessel.
I hear the whispering of many.
There is terror all around.
They scheme together against me.
They plot to take my life.”
David was scorned by all his enemies. He was a horror to his neighbors. He was an object of dread to his acquaintances. Anyone who saw him in the street fled from hid. He was a like a dead man walking. He was like a broken vessel. They whispered all around him. There was terror in the air. They schemed and plotted to take his life. He was in bad shape.