Psalms 139:11

If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
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Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
10. And considering the length of the way, what said he to himself? "And I said, Peradventure the darkness shall overwhelm me" (ver. 11). Lo, now I have believed in Christ, now am I wafted aloft on the wings of twofold love. ...Regarding the length of the way, i said to myself, "And the night was light in my delight." The night was made to me light, because in the night I despaired of being able to cross so great a sea, to surmount so long a journey, to reach the utmost parts by persevering to the end Thanks to Him who sought me when a runaway, who smote my back with strokes of the scourge, who by calling me recalled me from destruction, who made my night light. For it is night so long as we are passing through this life. How was the night made light? Because Christ came down into the night. ...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Cover. Literally, tread me under foot "conculcabunt. (Haydock) Hebrew, "shall cover or be my aurora. "(Calmet) Pleasures of the most secret kind. All is naked before God. (Haydock) The prophet speaks in the name of all who are curious, that darkness itself cannot hide any thing from him. (Worthington) He seems also to represent one who seeks to avoid being seen in his pleasures. (Berthier) Hebrew, "around me. "But it also has the former meaning, and shows that if we seek to indulge ourselves in darkness, it will be all in vain. (Menochius)

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

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