They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abides forever.
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Augustine of Hippo
1. This Psalm, belonging to the number of the Songs of Degrees, teacheth us, while we ascend cend raise our minds unto the Lord our God in loving charity and piety, not to fix our gaze upon men who are prosperous in this world, with a happiness that is false and unstable, and altogether seductive; where they cherish nothing save pride, and their heart freezeth up against God, and is made hard against the shower of His grace, so that it beareth not fruit. ... ...
Canticle of thanksgiving, relating to the times of the Messias, (Abenezra) or to the Jews, who overcame the attempts of the nations at their return, 2 Esdras iv., and vi. (Ven. Bede) (Calmet)
It exhorts all to confide in God. (Berthier)
Trust. The Jews complied not with this condition, and are become vagabonds; but the faithful inherit this promise, (Hebrews x. 19.; Berthier) which is verified in the Catholic Church. (St. Augustine)
To be secure, like Sion, which is defended by other mountains, we must belong to her society. (Worthington)
The situation of Jerusalem was very advantageous. It was difficult to bring any cavalry against it, except by the way of Idumea. A handful of men might defend the passes leading to the north, as we see in the history of the Machabees. ...