Hosea 14:3

Assyria shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, you are our gods: for in you the fatherless finds mercy.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Words. In captivity, legal victims cannot be offered. (Calmet) But a contrite heart is always acceptable, Psalm l. Good. While engaged in sin, (Haydock) "we can offer thee nothing good. " Calves: victims of praise. (St. Jerome) Hebrew parim. Septuagint omit m, (Haydock) and render fruit. They are followed by the Arabic and Syriac as well as by the apostle, Hebrews xiii. 15. (Calmet) We will offer what victims we please. (Estius) (Psalms lxix. 23., and lxv. 13.)

John Chrysostom

AD 407
Do not be surprised that I view the people of the old covenant as pitiable and woeful. When so many blessings from heaven came into their hands, they thrust them aside and were at great pains to reject them. The morning Sun of justice arose for them, but they thrust aside its rays and still sit in darkness. We [the Gentiles], who were nurtured by darkness, drew the light to ourselves and were freed from the gloom of error. They were the branches of that holy root, but those branches were broken. We had no share in the root, but we did reap the fruit of godliness. From their childhood they read the prophets, but they crucified him whom the prophets had foretold. We did not hear the divine prophecies, but we did worship him of whom they prophesied. And so they are pitiful because they rejected the blessings that were sent to them, while others seized hold of these blessings and drew them to themselves. Although they had been called to the adoption of sons, they fell to kinship with dogs;...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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