Lamentations 3:21

This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Hope. The remembrance fills him with grief and hope, chap. xx. 12. (Haydock)

Thomas Aquinas

AD 1274
Here is indicated arguments to wipe out despair. First, by divine mercy, second, be divine justice. As expressed in Verse 34: "To crush under foot all the prisoners of the earth." Third, by divine power. Which Verse 37 expresses: "Who has commanded and it came to pass, unless the Lord has ordained it?" To the exclusion of despair by divine mercy, two further ideas are exposed. First, isshown mercy regarding a collection of benefits, second regarding a relaxation of punishments. As Verse 31: "For the Lord will not cast off forever." Referring to divine mercy towards the collection of benefits three more notions are advanced. First is the memory of past benefits, second, the experience of present benefits. Verse 22 so states: "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases." Third, is the expectation of future benefits. Verse 25 thus states: "The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him." For the memory of past benefits three more ideas are referred to. Fi...

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

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