Lamentations 3:41

Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Up. This posture "is the testimony of a soul naturally Christian. "(Tertullian, Apol.) Our heart must accompany our hands, 1 Timothy ii. 8. (Calmet)

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
One [Elijah] whose “heart” was habitually found “lifted up” rather than fattened up, who in forty days and as many nights maintained a fast above the power of human nature while spiritual faith supplied strength (to his body), both saw with his eyes God’s glory, and heard with his ears God’s voice and understood with his heart God’s law, while he taught him even then (by experience) that humankind lives not on bread alone but on every word of God; in that the people, though fatter than he, could not constantly contemplate even Moses, fed as he had been on God, or his leanness, sated as it had been with God’s glory! Deservedly, therefore, even while in the flesh, did the Lord show himself to him, the colleague of his own fasts, no less than to Elijah. For Elijah had, by this fact primarily, that he had imprecated a famine, already sufficiently devoted himself to fasts: “The Lord lives,” he said, “before whom I am standing in his sight, if there shall be dew in these years and rain showe...

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

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