Psalms 119:24

Your testimonies also are my delight and my counselors.
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Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
24. "Princes also did sit and speak against me: but Thy servant is exercised in Thy statutes" (ver. 23). Thou who desirest to know what sort of exercise this was, understand what he hath added, "For Thy testimonies are my meditation, and Thy statutes are my counsellors" (ver. 24). Remember what I have above instructed you, that testimonies are acts of martyrdom. Remember that among the statutes of the Lord there is none more difficult and more worthy of admiration, than that every man should love his enemies. Thus then the body of Christ was exercised, so that it meditated on the acts of martyrdom that testified of Him, and loved those from whom, while they rebuked and de spised the Church for these very martyrdoms, she suffered persecutions. ... Daleth.

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Counsel. Hebrew, "the princes of my counsel. "(Houbigant) in opposition to those who endeavoured to make him fall, ver. 23. (Haydock) The laws of God afford the best advice. An ancient king observed, that the dead were the best counsellors, as they will not flatter (Calmet) In every trial, we must reflect on the rewards and punishments held out. (Worthington)

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

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