Verse 13. And sin - By going into a place forbidden to me, and that in such a manner, which would have been both sinful and shameful. Reproach - As a coward, and conscious of my own guilt, that they might make me contemptible and odious both to my own people, and to the king of Persia.
Verse 14. My God, &c. - This prayer we are not to imitate.
Verse 15. Elul - Answering part to our August, and part to September.