Psalms 119:169

Let my cry come near before you, O LORD: give me understanding according to your word.
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Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
166. Let us now hear the words of one praying: since we know who is praying, and we recognise ourselves, if we be not reprobate, among the members of this one praying. "Let my prayer come near in Thy sight, O Lord" (ver. 169): for, "The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart." "Give me understanding, according to Thy word." He claimeth a promise. For he saith, "according to Thy word," which is to say, according to Thy promise. For the Lord promised this when He said, "I will inform thee."

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Supplication. Hebrew, "cry. "Eusebius reads axioma, "dignity "which St. Ambrose thinks has been substituted for axiosis, "prayer "though all our copies of the Septuagint have deesis, (Calmet) a word of the same import. (Haydock) Ver. 171. A hymn. Hebrew also, "praise. "(Haydock) Like a spring sending forth a copious stream. (Calmet)

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

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