For I have said, Mercy shall be built up forever: your faithfulness shall you establish in the very heavens.
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Augustine of Hippo
3. "For Thou hast said, Mercy shall be built up for ever" (ver. 2). It is this that I sing: this is Thy truth, for the making known of which my mouth serveth. In such wise Thou sayest, I build, as not to destroy: for some Thou destroyest and buildest not; and some whom Thou destroyest Thou dost rebuild. For unless there were some who were destroyed to be rebuilt, Jeremiah would not have written, "See, I have this day set thee to throw down and to build." And indeed all who formerly worshipped images and stones could not be built up in Christ, without being destroyed as to their old error. While, unless some were destroyed not to be built up, it would not be written, "He shall destroy them, and not build them up." ... In what follows, he joins these two words, mercy and faithfulness; "For Thou hast said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: Thy truth shall be established in the Heavens:" in which mercy and truth are repeated, "for all the ways of the Lord are mercy and truth," for truth in...
For thou. Hebrew, "I. "Yet St. Jerome agrees with the Septuagint, (Berthier) though he is quoted by Calmet as conformable with Aquila, Dixi.
Heaven and earth shall pass away sooner than God's word. (Haydock)
If we do not see how his promises are accompanied we must confess our ignorance, or throw the blame on the sins of the nation: but never call in question the divine mercy. (Calmet)
Truth. I will perform what I have promised to thee. (Menochius)
The apostles, represented by the heavens, have, by their preaching, established by the Church for ever. (Worthington)
In them, is not in the Septuagint, St. Augustine (Calmet)
Houbigant would remove Dixisti, "for thou", to ver. 4. (Haydock) ...