He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.
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Augustine of Hippo
7. "He shall judge the poor of the people, and shall save the sons of the poor" (ver. 4). The poor and the sons of the poor seem to me to be the very same, as the same city is Sion and the daughter of Sion. But if it is to be understood with a distinction, the poor we take to be the mountains, but the sons of the poor the hills: for instance, Prophets and Apostles, the poor, but the sons of them, that is, those that profit under their authority, the sons of the poor. But that which hath been said above, "shall judge;" and afterwards, "shall save;" is as it were a sort of exposition in what manner He shall judge. For to this end He shall judge, that He may save, that is, may sever from those that are to be destroyed and condemned, those to whom He giveth "salvation ready to be revealed at the" last time. For by such men to Him is said, "Destroy not with ungodly men my soul:" and, "Judge Thou me, O God, and sever my cause from the nation unholy." We must observe also that he saith not, H...
Before. Or, in the presence of the moon, as the Hebrew indicates, (Berthier) though St. Jerome translates, ultra, "beyond, or after. "(Haydock)
Yea, Christ existed before all the creation, (Psalm cix. 3.; Calmet) and these comparisons do not insinuate that he will ever cease to be. (Theodoret)
The kingdom of David and Solomon is described in the same poetic language, (Psalm lxxxviii. 28., and 37.; Calmet) as it will remain for ever in the hands of the Messias. (Haydock)
Hebrew makes a sudden address to the king, "they shall fear thee with the sun "which Houbigant dislikes. Some letters may have been changed, though the sense is not bad. (Berthier)
"They shall fear thee at the rising of the sun, and shall pray to they by the light of the moon "Chaldean, both day and night. (Calmet)
Solomon, as a figure of Christ, was good for some time; but no king, except our Saviour, will reign for ever. (Worthington)
The mind of the prophet is now raised to behold him. (Menochius) ...