I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when will you come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
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Augustine of Hippo
3. "I will sing to the harp, and will have understanding, in the spotless way. When Thou shall come unto me" (ver. 2). Except in the spotless way, thou canst neither sing to the harp, nor understand. If thou dost wish to understand, sing in the spotless way, that is, work with cheerfulness before thy God. What is the spotless way? Hear what followeth: "I walked in innocence, in the midst of my house." This spotless way beginneth from innocence, and it endeth also in innocence. Why seek many words? Be innocent: and thou hast perfected righteousness. ...But who is innocent? He who white he hurteth not another, injureth not himself. For he who hurteth himself, is not innocent. Some one saith: Lo, I have not robbed any one, I have not oppressed any one: I will live happily on my own substance, the fruits of my virtuous toil; I wish to have fine banquets, I wish to spend as much as pleaseth me, to drink with those whom I like as much as I please; whom have I robbed, whom have I oppressed, w...
I will understand That is, I will apply my mind, I will do my endeavour, to know and to follow the perfect way of thy commandments: not trusting in my own strength, but relying on thy coming to me by thy grace. (Challoner)
I will watch over my conduct.
When thou. So St. Jerome and Houbigant read, though Septuagint have "when wilt thou come to me? "(Berthier)
He is impatient of having the ark: but is well apprized that God will not dwell in a polluted soul, or in a wicked city: therefore he promises to remove such obstacles.
I walked. Or "will walk. "All the other verbs should be in the future; (Calmet) though that is of no consequence. (Berthier)
David had studied to regulate his interior and his family before, as much as he did afterwards. (Haydock)
His fall was most likely (Berthier) subsequent to this event, 1 Kings vi. 11. (Haydock)
He acknowledges that he had done what he here mentions, by God's assistance. (Worthington)