I will go into your house with burnt offerings: I will pay you my vows,
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Augustine of Hippo
16. Observe how not only concerning a cool place, but neither of that very fire to be desired he hath been silent: "I will enter into Thy House in holocausts" (ver. 13). What is a holocaust? A whole sacrifice burned up, but with fire divine. For a sacrifice is called a holocaust, when the whole is burned. One thing are the parts of sacrifices, another thing a holocaust when the whole is burned and the whole consumed by fire divine, it is called a holocaust: when a part, a sacrifice. Every holocaust indeed is a sacrifice: but not every sacrifice a holocaust. Holocausts therefore he is promising, the Body of Christ is speaking, the Unity of Christ is speaking, "I will enter into Thy House in holocausts." All that is mine let Thy fire consume, let nothing of mine remain to me, let all be Thine. But this shall be in the Resurrection of just men, "when both this corruptible shall be clad in incorruption, and this mortal shall be clad in immortality: then shall come to pass that which hath b...
Marrow. Malachy (Malachi as i. 13.) reproaches some for presenting lean victims. (Calmet)
Offer. Hebrew ehese, "will make. "Septuagint use poieso, in the same sense, and are followed by the writers of the New Testament.
Do this (Berthier)
The best external victims of the old law are here specified. Yet even then the internal sacrifice was most pleasing. (Worthington)