Lamentations 3:42

We have transgressed and have rebelled: you have not pardoned.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Inexorable. Hebrew and Septuagint, "Thou hast not shown pity. "(Haydock)

Thomas Aquinas

AD 1274
Faith being restored, one now turns to divine mercy. Two further ideas are added to this idea. First, a preparation for prayer is considered, second, the prayer itself. As said: "We have transgressed and rebelled, and thou hast not forgiven" (Verse 42). On preparation for prayer, a place is afforded through change of life. As remarked: "Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord." That is, by searching out our past sins. Again : "Let us test and examine our ways." Namely, as to the Lord God, in a desire of our heart seeking divine aid. Then, accepting such one can return to the Lord God by doing good deeds. Since, Jeremiah claims: "know and see that it is evil and bitter for you to forsake the Lord your God" (Jer: 2:19). Second, a place for prayer is prepared through devotion. As said: "Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven." For, Paul the Apostle beseeches: "I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or qu...

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

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