Isaiah 49:8

Thus says the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard you, and in a day of salvation have I helped you: and I will preserve you, and give you for a covenant to the people, to establish the earth, to cause them to inherit the desolate heritages;
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Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
Those who have faith by which they win justification attain by the grace of God to the law of justice. For this reason the prophet says, “In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.” - "Letter 186"

Cyril of Alexandria

AD 444
It seemed right to some of the previous exegetes to make this the head of the chapter that follows. For thus says the Lord: “In due season I heard you and on the day of salvation I helped you.” And they say that this is what was said by the God and Father of all to Christ our Savior. For they weave in such a sense to the words. For he prayed, saying before the precious cross, “Father, if it is possible, take away this cup from me.” But he was not heard, and he drank it. When he had suffered death with the Father permitting it, then the Father said to him what was necessary, “In due season I heard you, and on the day of salvation I helped you.” - "Commentary on Isaiah"

Fulgentius of Ruspe

AD 533
The blessed Paul knew the distance between the present world and the world to come. He knew that only in the present world could the blessing of salvation be acquired but that only in the world to come could a just reward be given to individuals according to the quality of their work, good or wicked. So, when he had repeated the prophetic testimony that God speaks, “In an acceptable time, I heard you, and on the day of salvation, I helped you,” he immediately followed it up by adding, “Behold, now is a very acceptable time; now is the day of salvation.” - "On the Forgiveness of Sins 2.5.3"

Procopius of Gaza

AD 528
“Father, if this is not able to pass, then let your will be done.” The Father received this prayer and then pointed to the time of the resurrection after death, saying, “In a time of favor I have answered you.” Some dislike this interpretation and think it not persuasive, saying that the Son failed in his prayer to form a prayer that fit with God’s plan. However, even before this [prayer], it was necessary that death could in no way be avoided except through him undergoing the cross and its death. Therefore, such an earnest intercession demonstrates the guilt of those Jewish leaders who exposed him to such shameful suffering against his will. For there was no previous discussion as to whether he should be given the death sentence. “For I have come down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.” So he used their cruelty as a means to an end: the salvation of the world. He also provided an example for us not to fall into temptation but to pray to God. And so thes...

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

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