"If I had not come and spoken unto them,Hated without a cause
they had not had sin:
but now they have no cloke for their sin.
He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
If I had not done among them the works which none other man did,
they had not had sin.
but now (they have no cloke for their sin, for)
they have both seen and hated both me and my Father".
For my name's sake. E.g. Acts 5 :41; 21 :13; 2 Cor.12 :10;
Gal.6 :4; Phil.2 :17,18; 1 Pet.4 :14. And note the remarkable parallelism in
ls.48:9: "for my name's sake ... for my praise."
The ellipsis here has to be filled in somehow. This reading is
surely more to the point than the rather anaemic AV phrase.
They hated me without a cause. How well Psalm 69 repays
careful study I It is given a Messianic application by the New Testament in no
less than seven places: v.4, 9a, 9b, 20, 21, 22, 25. But what about verse