LORD, by your favor you have made my mountain to stand strong: you did hide your face, and I was troubled.
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Augustine of Hippo
8. "O Lord, in Thy will Thou hast afforded strength unto my beauty" (ver. 7). But that this my abundance, O Lord, is not of myself, but that in Thy will Thou hast afforded strength unto my beauty, I have learnt from this, "Thou turnedst away Thy Face from me, and I became troubled;" for Thou hast sometimes turned away Thy Face from the sinner, and I became troubled, when the illumination of Thy knowledge withdrew from me.
Beauty. So Septuagint and Syriac have read ledre, (Calmet) instead of leharri, "my mountain "Sion, which David had taken from the Jebusites. The sense is much the same, though the reading of the Septuagint seem more natural. Symmachus has followed another copy. (Berthier)
"Thou hast given strength to my first father. "(Calmet)
The present Hebrew is rejected by Houbigant, (Berthier) though it be conformable to Aquila, St. Jerome How necessary is it for us to be convinced, that all we have is the gift of God! (Haydock)
In prosperity man is too apt to give way to presumption. (Berthier)
David had yielded to this temptation, not being sufficiently aware how jealous God is of his rights. (Calmet)
He confesses this mistake. Hebrew, "I was terrifies. "(Menochius)