But you, O LORD, are a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head.
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Augustine of Hippo
3. "But Thou, O Lord, art my taker." It is said to God in the nature of man, for the taking of man is, the Word made Flesh. "My glory." Even He calls God his glory, whom the Word of God so took, that God became one with Him. Let the proud learn, who unwillingly hear, when it is said to them, "For what hast thou that thou didst not receive? Now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory as if thou hadst not received it?" "And the lifter up of my head" (ver. 3). I think that this should be here taken of the human mind, which is not unreasonably called the head of the soul; which so inhered in, and in a sort coalesced with, the supereminent excellency of the Word taking man, that it was not laid aside by so great humiliation of the Passion. ...
Protector. Hebrew, "shield. "
Glory. God is the hope of his servants, (1 Corinthians xv. 31.) and grants their requests. (Calmet)
He has not abandoned me, when I had fallen into sin. (Haydock)
He gives me the victory, and confirms my throne. (Worthington)