He sent redemption unto his people: he has commanded his covenant forever: holy and awesome is his name.
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Augustine of Hippo
6. "The works of His hands are verity and judgment" (ver. 7). Let verity be held by those who are judged here. Martyrs are heresentenced, and brought to the judgment-seat,that they may judge not only those by whom they have been judged, but even give judgment on angels, against whom was their struggle here, even when they seemed to be judged by men. Let not tribulation, distress, famine, nakedness, the sword, separate from Christ. For "all His commandments are true;" He deceiveth not, He giveth us what He promised. Yet we should not expect here what He promised; we should not hope for it: but "they stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and equity" (ver. 8). It is equitable and just that we should labour here and repose there; since "He sent redemption unto His people" (ver. 9). But from what are they redeemed, save from the captivity of this pilgrimage? Let not therefore rest be sought, save in the heavenly country. God indeed gave the carnal Israelites an earthly Jerusal...
Redemption. Under Moses, Cyrus, and Jesus Christ, of whose redemption the former were figures. (Calmet)
Christ redeemed man, in order that he might be able to observe the law. (Worthington)
Terrible. Holy to the just, and terrible to sinners. (St. Jerome)
Most are lost by too much security. (St. Chrysostom, hom. xix.)
The Hebrews treat the name of God with a respect, which might appear superstitious, (Calmet) as they will not blot it out, or lean upon the book where it is written (Schikard, Jus. ii.) (Theor. v. 6.)
The Turks have nearly the same regard for the Koran, which should make Christians ashamed of their irreverence and want of faith. ...