Isaiah 49:14

But Zion said, The LORD has forsaken me, and my Lord has forgotten me.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Sion, the Jews, who will at last be converted in great numbers. (Houbigant)

Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
For who does not know that the memory of God is not affected by forgetting or restored by recollection? But when leaving something he passes it by, so that in the manner of human minds he is said to forget, and when after a long time he looks up what he wanted, in the habit of our mutability he is said to have recollected. By what arrangement of divinity does oblivion limit the power of the one whom the very notion of memory does not suit? For only past or absent things can be recollected. How can God remember past things, since the very things that pass in themselves are always present, standing by for his command? Or how can he recollect absent things when everything that is present to him [is present] by its essence? - "Morals on the Book of Job 32.5"


AD 420
We have often mentioned that Jerusalem and Zion in the holy Scriptures ought to be understood in four ways, one according to the Jews and when the Lord lamented in the Gospel, “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who killed the prophets.” … Second, as the congregation of the saints that in the peace of the Lord and in the mirror of virtues is rightly called Zion, about which it is said, “Your foundations are in the holy mountains, the Lord loves the gates of Zion above all the temples of Jacob.” For it is not the foundations of the Jewish Zion that we saw were destroyed that was loved by the Lord, as if what was loved by the Lord could be destroyed. Third, “Jerusalem” means the host of angels and rulers and powers and all that is set up for God’s ministry.… Fourth, by “Jerusalem” is called that which the Jews and Judaizing Christians read of in the Apocalypse of John, a text they do not understand; they think of Jerusalem as golden and jeweled and coming down from the heavens, whose dimensions and e...

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

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