Unto you will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if you be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.
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Augustine of Hippo
1. It is the Voice of the Mediator Himself, strong of hand in the conflict of the Passion. Now what He seems to wish for against His enemies, is not the wish of malevolence, but the declaration of their punishment; as in the Gospel, with the dries, in which though He had performed miracles, yet they had not beloved on Him, He doth not wish in any evil will what He sixth, but predicteth what is impending over them.
Himself. The Hebrew and Septuagint (Roman and Alexandrian) have simply "of David. "
Led avid. (Haydock)
The psalm appears to be a sequel of the preceding, and we may adopt the rule of the Jews, who refer the psalms which have no title, to the same author and events as those which go before. It may relate to the captives, (Calmet) or to David under persecution, though the Fathers explain it of Christ suffering, and rising again.
My God. Hebrew, "rock. "This term is so often applied to God, that it might be added to his other ten titles. (Berthier)
Lest.to me, is not in the Roman psalter. (Euthymius)
Pit, grave; though it also denote "a prison. "(Calmet)
St. Jerome has "be not deaf to me "(Menochius)