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HAYDOCK CATHOLIC BIBLE COMMENTARY ON THE OLD TESTAMENT



PSALM 42

 

PSALM XLII.  (JUDICA ME DEUS.)

The prophet aspireth after the temple and altar of God.

 

Ver. 1.  David.  Sept. add, "it has no title, in Heb." being composed by the same author, and on the same subject, as the preceding.  C. --- David teaches the faithful how to begin a good work; and priests how they ought to officiate at Mass.  W. --- Holy.  Heb. "merciful."  The Babylonians and their king, treated the Jews with great cruelty.  C. --- After we have proved ourselves, according to the admonition of S. Paul, (1 Cor. xi.) before approaching to the holy Eucharist, we may beg of God to judge and to protect us.  W.

 

Ver. 2.  Me.  Without thy assistance, I can do nothing.  My enemies seem too strong, while thou appearest to disregard my prayer.  W.

 

Ver. 3.  Light, your Messias, as the Jews confess, (Jarchi) truth, the holy Spirit.  S. Chrys. --- Both the titles may be applied to our Saviour.  Bert.  S. Jer. --- We are in the utmost distress; be pleased to send us relief.  C. --- As thou hast sent Christ into the world to impart these graces, grant that we may know, and comply with our duties, before we approach to they  holy altar. --- Holy hill, the Church, (W.) or tabernacle on Sion, where the Jews wished to be present.  C.

 

Ver. 4.  Youth.  S. Jer. "the God of my joy and exultation."  H. --- Syr. and Arab. agree with us, and Gil means, (C.) a young man, in Arab. and Heb.  Hammond. --- People in youth, shew for the effects of joy.  Bert. --- Accompanied with light, and a pure intention, we may offer sacrifice to God, who changeth our corruptions into newness of life.  W. --- The Levites might sing near the altar, but could not offer victims.  C.

 

Ver. 5.  My God.  This word is sing.; but the former "Elohim," is plural, to intimate one God in three persons.  W. --- Harp.  Heb. cinnor, which Sym. renders, "the psaltery."  The sons of Core were chiefly door-keepers: but they also played on musical instruments.  C.

 

Ver. 6.  God.  Trust in God, whom I hope to see face to face.  W.

 

 








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