Quite fearful, yes,
A formidable opponent,
Sent to cause fear.
Yet God’s Armor protects me,
If I but wear it,
And stand firm resisting this
Foe, who hurls his darts
Of doubt, trying to wound my heart,
Until they meet the shield of faith.
Poem Inspired by Dictionary.com—Word Of The Day—Redoubtable
English redoubtable comes from Middle English redoutable “terrible, frightening, worthy of honor, venerable,” ultimately from Old French redotable, redoubtable, a derivative of the verb redouter “to fear, dread.” Redouter is formed from a French use of the prefix re- as an intensive (for instance, in refine), a use that Latin re- does not have, and from Latin dubitāre “to doubt, hesitate, waver” (but not “to fear”). Redoubtable entered English in the first half of the 15th century.