Or have eaten my morsel alone, and the fatherless has not eaten of it;
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George Leo Haydock
Alone. This was objected to St. Chrysostom. (Calmet)
But his conduct proceeded not from pride or avarice. (Haydock)
The ancient patriarchs delighted much in the exercise of hospitality; and Tobias (iv. 17.) exhorts his son to invite the poor. Coena, or "supper "received its name from many eating "together "while people dined alone. (Plut. Sym. viii. prob. 6.) ...
27. That is to say, reckoning that he prejudiced his pitifulness, if he ate alone what the Lord of all created in common. Which same fellowship of intercourse should be carried on within the domestic walls with those persons, by whom the rewards of eternal retribution may be promoted. Whence the holy man describes himself as having had not any indifferent person, but, for eating, the ‘fatherless’ as his companions. But these extraordinary bowels of pitifulness whether he had derived from himself, or obtained them by the grace of his Creator, let him make known. ...