The lion out of the forest has smitten the great ones of Jerusalem, the wolf of the plains shall devastate them; the leopard is watching against their cities; every one who goes out shall be torn in pieces, because their prevarications are multiplied, their aversions are become strong.
prevarications intertwined have ascended upon my neck, he hath thrust at my strength , God hath delivered me into hands, that I cannot rise up; prevarications intertwined ascending upon the neck , denotes that falses ascended towards things interior or rational .
As to the prevarications which the court charge upon you, I think they must have had an erroneous of opinion of what constituted prevarications, as they certainly had, in my opinion of their power, to take notice of it as an offence .
Wash me from mine enquiry, and cleanse me from my sin ; for I acknowledge my prevarications and my sin continually before Thee.
Inquiry denotes evil against the goods of faith , sin denotes evil against the goods of charity and love, and prevarication denotes evil against the truths of faith: in as much as this latter is evil proceeding from a perverse understanding, and is thus known from the truths of faith; it is therefore said, I acknowledge my prevarications. Again ‘Remember thy mercies Jehovah , and thy compassions, remember not the sins of my childhood and my prevarication.
...more so than might be expected in one who was premature in everything, and had exhausted the stock of human folly at an age when it is usually found unbroken. All his deceptions , his prevarications, his political tergiversation , etc., were such as should have been looked for in men of an advanced age, hardened by evil associations, and soured by disappointed pride or avarice .