Psalms 118:9

It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
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Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
4. But, when my enemies have been brought to contempt, let not my friend present himself unto me as a good man, so as to bid me repose my hope in himself: for "It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put any confidence in man" (ver. 8). Nor let any one, who may in a certain sense be styled a good angel, be regarded by myself as one in whom I ought to put my trust: for "no one is good, save God alone;" and when a man or an angel appear to aid us, when they do this of sincere affection, He doth it through them, who made them good after their measure. "It is" therefore "better to trust in the Lord, than to put any confidence in princes" (ver. 9). For angels also are called princes, even as we read in Daniel, "Michael, your prince."

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Princes. For vain is the salvation of man, Psalm lix. 31., and Jeremias xvii. 5. (Calmet) So neither can man hurt those whom God protects, Romans viii. 31. (Haydock)

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

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