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Psalms 18:1

I will love you, O LORD, my strength.
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Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
TO The End, For The Servant OF The Lord, David Himself.

Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
1. That is, for the strong of hand, Christ in His Manhood. "The words of this song which he spoke to the Lord on the day when the Lord delivered him out of the hands of his enemies, and of the hand of Saul; and he said, On the day when the Lord delivered him out of the hands of his enemies and of the hand of Saul:" namely, the king of the Jews, whom they had demanded for themselves. For as "David" is said to be by interpretation, strong of hand; so "Saul" is said to be demanding. Now it is well known, how that People demanded for themselves a king, and received him for their king, not according to the will of God, but according to their own will. ...

Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
2. Christ, then, and the Church, that is, whole Christ, the Head and the Body, saith here, "I will love Thee, O Lord, My strength" (ver. 1). I will love Thee, O Lord, by whom I am strong.

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
This title is almost wholly taken from the book of Kings, except Unto the end for; instead of which we read, And David spoke, (Haydock) which are the words of the inspired writer; so that Ferrand is very rash in rejecting both these titles. David wrote this psalm after he had subdued the Moabites (Calmet) He was inspired to write it (Worthington) twice, with some variations, (Berthier) 74 in number, (Aberbanel) or many more, if we believe Kennicott, who lays them to the charge of transcribers, perhaps, (Haydock) with greater reason. (Calmet) We cannot doubt but this psalm regards David. But there are some passages which refer to Jesus Christ and his Church more directly; and in general, David must here be considered as only (Berthier) the figure of the Messias, and of the just in his Church. (Worthington) James Paine has endeavoured to prove, with great ingenuity, that the whole must be explained of Jesus Christ, and that the name of Saul stands for "the grave "as the points which a...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
I will love thee, as a mother does her son. He that loves has fulfilled the law. This word is omitted 2 Kings. xxii. 2. (Calmet) Strength. Ibid. Rock. (Haydock) The Septuagint have inserted some alterations in the Psalms, giving the sense of the Hebrew. (Worthington) Others attribute the variations to David, or to the mistake of transcribers. (Haydock) ...

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

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