But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.
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Augustine of Hippo
14. "Until righteousness," he saith, "turn again unto judgment, and all they that have it are right in heart" (ver. 15). Listen now, and gain righteousness: for judgment thou canst not yet have. Thou shouldest gain righteousness first; but that very righteousness of thine shall turn unto judgment. The Apostles had righteousness here on earth, and bore with the wicked. But what is said unto them? "Ye shall sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel." Their righteousness therefore shall turn unto judgment. For whoever is righteous in this life, is so for this reason, that he may endure evils with patience: let him suffer patiently the period of suffering, and the day of judging cometh. But why do I speak of the servants of God? The Lord Himself, who is the Judge of all living and dead, first chose to be judged, and then to judge. Those who have righteousness at present, are not yet judges. For the first thing is to have righteousness, and afterwards to judge: He first end...
Until justice be turned into judgment By being put in execution: which will be agreeable to all the upright in heart. (Challoner)
They will be round the tribunal, and sit as judges with Christ. Hebrew ci had, "For to "may have been originally ad ci, "Until. "(Haydock)
This does not imply that the just will not be protected afterwards. Cyrus was a figure of the Messias, and all his counsellors, or the Jews, attached themselves to him, when he punished the Babylonians, Isaias xli. 2., and liii. 11. (Calmet)
The Church will never be rejected by a just God, whose judgments must take place, and be pleasing to the righteous. (Worthington) ...