For his anger endures but for a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
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Augustine of Hippo
6. "For in His indignation is wrath" (ver. 5). For He hath avenged against you the first sin, for which you have paid by death. "And life in His will." And life eternal, whereunto you could not return by any strength of your own, hath He given, because He so would. "In the evening weeping will tarry." Evening began, when the light of wisdom withdrew from sinful man, when he was condemned to death: from this evening weeping will tarry, as long as God's people are, amid labours and temptations, awaiting the day of the Lord. "And exultation in the morning." Even to the morning, when there will be the exultation of the resurrection, which hath shone forth by anticipation in the morning resurrection of the Lord.
Wrath, which is a short fury. (Menochius) (Isaias liv. 7.)
Hebrew, "momentary is his indignation "or rather, "from his indignation comes destruction "roga, as the Septuagint constantly (Haydock) agree, Job xx. 5., and Isaias xxviii. 12. (Calmet)
"The miseries which are inflicted, are in consequence of his indignation. "(Prin. dis. Berthier)
We are not miserable unless we have deserved it. (St. Augustine)
Even in chastising, God considers our welfare. (Worthington)
He takes no pleasure in our torments, but delights to crown us with life and happiness. (Haydock)
Eternal joys are the fruits of the short sorrows of this world, (Berthier) which is represented as one night or evening. (Haydock)
A few moments ago Jerusalem expected nothing but destruction. Thus the apostles grieved till Christ rose again; (Calmet) and the life of the just is a constant vicissitude of sorrow and of comfort. (Worthington)