As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.
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Augustine of Hippo
10. Whence the Psalmist at once addeth: "Asfor such as turn aside, the Lord shall lead them forth unto strangling with the workers of unrighteousness" (ver. 5): that is, those whose deeds they have imitated; because they took delight in their present pleasures, and did not believe in their punishments to come. What then shall they have, who are righteous in heart,and who turn not back? Let us now come to the heritage itself, brethren, for we are sons. What shall we possess? What is our heritage? what is our country: what is it called? Peace. In this we salute you, this we announce to you,this the mountains receive, and the little hills receive as righteousness. Peace is Christ: "for He is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us." Since we are sons, we shall have an inheritance. And what shall this inheritance be called, but peace? And consider that they who love not peace are disinherited. Now they who divide unity, love not peace...
Bonds, obligationes. "Knots "as straggalias, also means, (Berthier) rather than duties. (Bellarmine)
Some suspect that obliquationes was put originally, as Hebrew means "crooked ways "(Calmet) "embarrassments. "(Aquila)
He may allude to the dark machinations of false brethren, who endeavoured to thwart the pious designs of Nehemias, vi. 14. Apostles shall be treated like infidels, (Calmet) or rather worse, as we shall be if we act not up to the lights, (Haydock) and graces which we have received. (Calmet)
Those who enter into any covenant, to uphold a false religion, though they may despise it in their hearts, must expect to be punished, while the Church shall have peace. (Worthington)
Israel. St. Paul adds, of God, to show who may be entitled to this blessing. (Berthier)
Heretics can neither give nor receive this peace. (St. Augustine) ...