Psalms 141:5

Let the righteous strike me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be against their evil.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
In mercy. Proverbs xxvii. 16., and Ezechiel xix. 8. (Haydock) Let not the oil of the sinner That is, the flattery, or deceitful praise. (Challoner) This is pernicious; while the reprehension of the just may do us good. (Worthington) Sinner. Hebrew, "of poison, or of the head, (vass) break, or fatten, (St. Jerome) or be broken upon my head. "The vessel was usually broken, Mark xiv. 3. (Berthier) Protestants, "Let the righteous smite me, it shall be a kindness, and let him reprove me, it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break "(Haydock) Or "he shall not", as his only aim tends to my advantage. Many other senses may be given. (Calmet) For my prayer So far from coveting their praises, who are never well pleased but with things that are evil; I shall continually pray to be preserved from such things as they are delighted with. (Challoner) Against. Literally, "in or concerning their desirable things. "(Haydock) I pray to God that I may be preserved from their malice, in which they take delight, (Menochius) and that they may cease to run on to their ruin. (Haydock) The Church still prays for sinners, though as yet they delight in their criminal pursuits, (Worthington) in order that a wholesome bitterness may wean them from such things. (St. Chrysostom) My prayer shall subsist amid their pleasures. (Berthier)
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