Save your people, and bless your inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up forever.
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Augustine of Hippo
9. "Save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance" (ver. 9). I intercede therefore, after My Mesh hath flourished again, because Thou hast said, "Desire of Me, and I will give Thee the heathen for Thine inheritance;" "Save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance:" for "all Mine are Thine." "And rule them, and set them up even for even" And rule them in this temporal life, and raise them from hence into life eternal.
Exalt, or carry on thy shoulders, like the good shepherd, Luke xv. 5. Restore thy people to prosperity. This was the wish of the carnal Jews. The Christian must raise his thoughts higher. (Calmet)
St. Jerome and Protestants, "feed. And lift them up for ever. "Here the progress of justification appears. (Haydock)
God redeems and conducts us to eternal bliss. (Berthier)
As in Psalm xix., the subjects pray for their superiors, so here the ruler offers up his petitions for those committed to his charge. (Worthington)