Let my soul live, and it shall praise you; and let your judgments help me.
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Augustine of Hippo
171. But in this faith, though the heathen rage furiously, and the people imagine a vain thing: though the flesh be slain while it preacheth Thee: "My soul shall live, and shall praise Thee: and Thy judgments shall help me" (ver. 175). These are those judgments, which it was time should begin at the house of the Lord. But "they will help me," he saith. And who cannot see how much the blood of the Church hath aided the Church? how great a harvest hath risen in the whole world from that sowing?
Live in grace and glory. To serve God, it was not requisite that one should be at Jerusalem. Daniel, Tobias, were saints elsewhere. (Berthier)
Yet it was more easy to worship God in his temple, where every thing moved to piety; (Haydock) and this the psalmist desires, deeming it a new life. (Calmet)