* The king.
The whole of this is a gross falsehood; and which was attended
with the most fatal consequences. It is well known that from
all antiquity it was held no crime to tell a lie in order to
save life. Thus Diphilon [Hypo lambano to pseudas epi sotevea
legomenon, ouden peripoieisthai duscheres.] "I hold it right
to tell a lie for safety: nothing should be avoided to save
life." A heathen may say or sing thus: but no Christian can
act thus and save his soul, though he may save his life.
19:17 22:22 Ge 27:20,24 1Ki 13:18 Ps 119:29 Ga 2:12 Col 3:9