That your beloved may be delivered; save with your right hand, and hear me.
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Augustine of Hippo
7. "That Thy beloved may be delivered: save me with Thy right hand, and hearken unto me" (ver. 5). With Thy right hand save me, Lord: so save me as that at the right hand I may stand. Not any safety temporal I require, in this matter Thy Will be done. For a time what is good for us we are utterly ignorant: for "what we should pray for as we ought we know not:" but "save me with Thy right hand," so that even if in this time I suffer sundry tribulations, when the night of all tribulations hath been spent, on the right hand I may be found among the sheep, not on the left hand among the goats. "And hearken, unto me." Because now I am deserving that which Thou art willing to give; not "with the words of my transgressions" I am crying through the day, so that Thou hearken not, and "in the night so that Thou hearken not," and that not for folly to me," but truly for my warning, by adding savour from the valley of salt-pits, so that in tribulation I may know what to ask: but I ask life everlas...
Save me. The king praying for all. (Menochius)
St. Augustine reads, me, (Calmet) though the Vulgate does not here express it. (Haydock)
Hebrew, "save thy right hand "the people, or man of thy, Psalm lxxix. 18. (Calmet)
Hear me. Hebrew, "him. "But the margin has, me. (Haydock)