misdoubt

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Synonyms for misdoubt

to be uncertain, disbelieving, or skeptical about

to lack trust or confidence in

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the Argument Held me for a while misdoubting his Intent, That he would ruin (for 1 saw him strong) The sacred Truths to Fable and old Song.
When I beheld the Poet blind, yet bold, In slender Book his vast Design unfold, Messiah Crown'd, Gods Reconcil'd Decree, Rebelling Angels, the Forbidden Tree, Heav'n, Hell, Earth, Chaos, All; the Argument Held me a while misdoubting his Intent, That he would ruine (for I saw him strong) The sacred Truths to Fable and old Song, (So Sampson groap'd the Temples Posts in spight) The World o'rewhelming to revenge his Sight.
the Argument / Held me a while misdoubting his Intent"; and then follows this five lines later with a reconsideration beginning "Yet .
Regardless, once in Egypt, Abram's characteristic eagerness to do something, anything, even to pretend Abram and Sarai are not married and allow Pharaoh to take her as wife, transmogrifies into a mess of moral failings, cowardice and false witness close enough to pandering and adultery to provoke plague (the moral bane of Thebes as well), all sullied by a kind of faithlessness, a misdoubting of the promise to bless that the Lord had so recently sworn.
Sodom and Gomorrah rage and are destroyed; Lot's own misdoubting wife perishes as well.