Happy is that people, that is in such a state: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.
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Augustine of Hippo
10. "They have called the people blessed who have these things" (ver. 15). O men that speak vanity! They have lost the true right hand, wicked and perverse, they have put on the benefits of God inversely. O wicked ones, O speakers of vanity, O strange children! What was on the left hand, they have set on the right. What dost thou, David? What dost thou, Body of Christ? What do ye, members of Christ? What do ye, not strange children, but children of God? ...What say ye? Say ye with us, "Blessed is the people whose Lord is their God." ...
They. Hebrew, "happy the people, to which such things belong; happy "(St. Jerome) (Haydock)
This text speaks all along of the temporal blessings attending the virtuous. (Calmet)
But the Septuagint, being convinced that these were rather the sentiments of David's enemies, give it this turn, (Berthier) and shew, that real happiness consists rather in the possession of God, as the psalmist intimates, by the concluding sentence. (Haydock)
World lings are satisfied with temporal advantages, Psalm lxxii. 4.
But the saints take God for their reward. (Calmet)
The devil promises riches, that he may kill, and Christ promises poverty, to save us. (St. Jerome)
True happiness consists in preferring God before all. (Worthington) ...