But I am poor and sorrowful: let your salvation, O God, set me up on high.
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Augustine of Hippo
29. "Let them be blotted out from the book of the living" (ver. 29). For had they been some time written therein? Brethren, we must not so take it, as that God writeth any one in the book of life, and blotteth him out. If a man said, "What I have written I have written," concerning the title where it had been written, "King of the Jews:" doth God write any one, and blot him out? He foreknoweth, He hath predestined all before the foundation of the world that are to reign with His Son in life everlasting. These He hath written down, these same the Book of Life doth contain. Lastly, in the Apocalypse, what saith the Spirit of God, when the same Scripture was speaking of the oppressions that should be from Antichrist? "There shall give consent to him all they that have not been written in the book of life." So then without doubt they will not consent that have been written. How then are these men blotted out from that book wherein they were never written? This hath been said according to t...
Up. The cross is now triumphant, (Haydock) an object of veneration. (Berthier)
Christ submitted to die upon it, and rose again. (Worthington)
He was exposed naked, and was truly a man of sorrows. (Menochius)