9 Even my ally, my friend, has turned against me. He was one I totally trusted with my life, sharing supper with him,[a] and now he shows me nothing but betrayal and treachery. He has sold me as an enemy.[b]
Psalm 41:9In the culture of that day, sharing a meal together was a sign of covenant friendship.
Psalm 41:9The Hebrew literally reads “He lifted up his heel against me.” This is a powerful figure of speech meaning he was sold as an enemy and was treated treacherously. This verse was quoted, in part, by Jesus at the Last Supper (John 13:18).
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