You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your countenance.
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Augustine of Hippo
8. "Thou hast set our misdeeds before Thee" (ver. 8): that is, Thou hast not dissembled Thine anger: "and our age in the light of Thy countenance." "The light of Thy countenance" answers to "before Thee," and to "our misdeeds," as above.
Life. Literally, "age. "Thou clearly discernest all our proceedings. (Haydock)
Man is condemned for Adam's sin. The Israelites who were fit for arms, and gave way to murmuring, were sentenced to die in the desert. He may allude to this event. (Berthier)
Hebrew may signify also, "our hidden things "or "youth "(Calmet) or "mistakes "(Houbigant) or "negligences. "(St. Jerome)
From these we should always pray to be delivered, Psalm xxiv. 7. (Haydock)
Sin occasions the shortness of life, (Worthington) as man was created to be immortal. (Haydock)
Before the deluge, men lived indeed longer. (Menochius) ...