My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdues my people under me.
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Augustine of Hippo
3. My Mercy and my Refuge, my Upholder and my Deliverer" (ver. 2). Much toileth this combatant, having his flesh lusting against his spirit. Keep what thou hast. Then shalt thou have in full what thou wishest, when "death shall have been swallowed up in victory;" when this mortal body has been raised, and is changed into the condition of the angels, and rises aloft to a heavenly quality. ...There is life, there are good days, where nought lusteth against the spirit, where it is not said, "Fight," but "Rejoice." But who is he that lusteth for these days? Every man certainly saith, "I do." Hear what followeth. I see that thou art toiling, I see that thou art engaged in battle, and in danger; hear what followeth: ..."Depart from evil, and do good:" let not the poor first weep under thee, that the poor may rejoice through thee. For what reward, since now thou art fighting? "Seek peace, and ensue it." Learn and say, "My Mercy and my Refuge, mine Upholder and my Deliverer, my Protector:" "mi...
Mercy. "All the titles of God remind us of his benefits. "(St. Jerome)
My people. After the defeat of the rebels, (Calmet) and the death of Isboseth. (Berthier)
Hebrew may also be "peoples "as Psalm xvii, (Syriac) including them, and the various nations that were subdued by David. (Calmet)
Conquerors are generally in confusion, while those who keep their passions under are free, 2 Corinthians iii. 17. (Berthier) ...