Isaiah 33:17

Your eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.
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Adamnán of Iona

AD 704
But it also must be noted that the Savior’s tomb, above which a memorial canopy is often seen, can properly be called a cave or a den. Clearly, then, it was about the Lord Jesus Christ in the tomb that the prophet prophesied, “He lived in a high cave of fortified rocks,” and shortly thereafter added, with regard to the apostles rejoicing at the resurrection of the Lord: “You will see the king in his glory.” - "On the Holy Places 1.2.13"

Aphrahat the Persian Sage

AD 345
Whosoever loves humility shall be heir in the land of life. Whosoever wishes to make peace shall be one of the sons of God. Whosoever knows the will of his Lord, let him do that will, that he may not be beaten much. Whosoever cleanses his heart from deceits, “his eyes shall behold the King in his beauty.” Whosoever receives the Spirit of Christ, let him adorn his inner man. Whosoever is called the temple of God, let him purify his body from all uncleanness. - "Demonstration 6.1"


AD 735
The disciples indeed saw him coming in his kingdom, for on the mountain they saw him shining in that brightness with which he will be seen in his kingdom by all the saints when the judgment has been brought to completion. But since the eyes of the disciples were still mortal and corruptible, they were then unable to sustain what the whole church of the saints will have the power to look upon when she has become incorruptible through resurrection. Concerning this it is written, “Their eye will see the king in his beauty.” - "Homilies on the Gospels 1.24"


AD 735
Through the sacraments of his humanity with which we have been imbued, we may be able to attain the contemplation of the glory of his divinity, that contemplation which he himself in his faithful benevolence pledged to his faithful servants when he said, “One who has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. One who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” He says, “I will manifest myself”—that is, “Not in such a way that everyone can look at me, or in such a way that even the unfaithful can see me and crucify me, but in such a way that only the pure eyes of the saints can see ‘the King of ages in his beauty.’ ” In this way I will show myself to those who love me, so as to reward them for their love. Therefore let us hope, as we have said, that through the visible nature of his humanity we may be able to ascend to see the beauty of his divinity, if we keep these sacraments as we have received them, unblemished in the worthy hono...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
King Ezechias, or he shall be one of his courtiers. Off. Their limits shall be extended. Those who believe in Christ, shall cast their eyes up towards their heavenly country, Hebrews ix. 13.

Hippolytus of Rome

AD 235
Two advents of our Lord and Savior are indicated in the Scriptures. The one [is] his first advent in the flesh, which took place without honor by reason of his being set at nothing, as Isaiah spoke of him in the past, saying, “We saw him, and he had no form nor comeliness, but his form was despised (and) rejected above all men; a man smitten and familiar with bearing infirmity (for his face was turned away); he was despised, and esteemed not.” But his second advent is announced as glorious, when he shall come from heaven with the host of angels and the glory of his Father, as the prophet says, “You shall see the King in glory”; and, “I saw one like the Son of man coming with the clouds of heaven; and he came to the Ancient of Days, and he was brought to him. And there were given him dominion, and honor, and glory, and the kingdom; all tribes and languages shall serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away.” - "On the Antichrist 44"

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

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