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Psalms 147:3

He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds.
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Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
5. How doth He gather? What doeth He in order to gather? "Who healeth the bruised in heart" (ver. 3). Behold the way in which the dispersions of Israel are gathered, by the healing of the bruised in heart. They who are not of a bruised heart, are not healed. What is to bruise the heart? Let it be known, brethren, let it be done, that ye may be able to be healed. For it is told in many other places of Scripture; ..."the sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit, a bruised and contrite heart God will not despise." He healeth then the bruised in heart, for He draweth nigh unto them to heal them; as is said in another place, "the Lord is nigh unto them who have bruised their heart." Who are they that have "bruised their heart"? The humble. Who are they that have not "bruised their heart"? The proud. The bruised heart shall be healed, the puffed up heart shall be dashed down. For for this purpose perhaps is it dashed down, that being bruised it may be healed. Let not our heart then, brethren, d...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Stars. Which to man are innumerable. Though some have counted 1022 with Ptolemy, yet the discovery of telescopes has shown that many more are discernible, (Calmet) and none would dare at present to fix their number. (Berthier) Cicero (Of. i.) treats this as a thing impossible. See Genesis xv. 5. (Calmet) Ptolemy could only ascertain the number of the more notorious. (Worthington) Kimchi admits 1098 created to shine, besides innumerable others, which have influence over plants God has the most perfect knowledge of all. They are like his soldiers, whom he knows by name, (Isaias xl. 25.) as the good shepherd does his sheep, John x. 3. (Calmet) We read that Cyrus knew the name of all his officers, (Cyrop. v.) and that Adrian, and Scipio, the Asiatic, could even name all the soldiers in their armies. ...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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