To the end that my glory may sing praise to you, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto you forever.
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Augustine of Hippo
13. "That my glory should sing unto Thee, and I should not be pricked" (ver. 12). That now, not my humiliation, but my glory should not lament, but should sing unto Thee, for that now out of humiliation Thou hast exalted me; and that I should not be pricked with the consciousness of sin, with the fear of death, with the fear of judgment. "O Lord, my God, I will confess unto Thee for ever." And this is my glory, O Lord, my God, that I should confess unto Thee for ever, that I have nothing of myself, but that all my good is of Thee, who art "God, All in all."
Regret. Or be filled with grief, compungar. (Haydock)
Hebrew, "that glory may sing thee, (or thy praise) and may not be silent. "(St. Jerome; Symmachus) (Haydock)
Glory often signifies the tongue. (Du Hamel)
My is added, to show that this was David's glory, (Haydock) who considered God in all events. (Berthier)
Protestants supply the word my. (Haydock)
Chaldean, "that the great ones of the world may praise thee incessantly. "
Ever. In this my happy change. (Worthington)
Those who suppose that David sung this, when he purified his house from the abominations of Absalom, explain his illness (ver. 2.) to mean the anxiety caused by that revolt, 2 Kings xvi. 21. (Bossuet) (Calmet)
He gives thanks for the favour which God had shown him on that, or on any other occasion. (Haydock)
He might consider this purifying as a sort of dedication, as it was customary to dedicate even private houses, Deuteronomy xx. 5. (Calmet)