Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto you, when I lift up my hands toward your holy sanctuary.
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Augustine of Hippo
2. "Unto Thee, O Lord, have I cried; My God, be not silent from me" (ver. 1). Unto Thee, O Lord, have I cried; My God, separate not the unity of Thy Word from that which as Man I am. "Lest at any time Thou be silent form me: and I shall be like them that go down into the pit." For from this, that the Eternity of Thy Word ceaseth not to unite Itself to Me, it comes that I am not such a man as the rest of men, who are born into the deep misery of this world: where, as if Thou art silent, Thy Word is not recognised. "Hear, O Lord, the voice of my supplication, whist I pray unto Thee, whilst I hold up my hands to Thy holy temple" (ver. 2). Whilst I am crucified for their salvation, who on believing become Thy holy temple.
Pray. Hebrew, "cry.to the recess of thy sanctuary, (Haydock) or to thy oracle. "Septuagint place the whole for a part. The tabernacle was often styled temple, 1 Kings i. 9. To lift up the hands was customary in prayer, (1 Timothy ii. 8., and Lamentations iii. 41.; Berthier) to testify whence our aid must come. (Haydock)
The Jews turned towards the holy place in prayer, (3 Kings viii. 48., and Ezechiel viii. 16.) even after the temple was destroyed. (Calmet)