Remember, Lord, the reproach of your servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;
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Augustine of Hippo
39. "Remember, Lord, the rebuke that Thy servants have" (ver. 50). Even while Christ was living, and while He was sitting on His Father's right hand, reproaches were cast against the Christians: they long were reproached with the name of Christ. That widowed one who brought forth, and whose children were more than those of the married wife, heard ill names, heard reproaches: but the Church, multiplied as she is, extending right and left, no longer remembers the reproach of her widowhood. "Remember, Lord," in the memory of whom there is abundant sweetness. "Remember," forget not. Remember what? "the rebuke that Thy servants have: and how I do bear in my bosom the rebukes of many people." I went, saith he, to preach of Thee, and I heard reproaches, and bore them in my bosom, because I was fulfilling the prophecy. "Being defamed we entreat: we are made as the filth of the earth, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day." Long the Christians bore reproaches in their bosom, in th...
Nations. Who continually insult us, and blaspheme thy name. (Haydock)
This fills me with the most poignant grief. (Calmet)
Which Aquila and St. Jerome, "For I have carried in my bosom all the iniquities of peoples. "If we should read kul, "voice "for col, "all "which seems useless before rabim, "many "(Haydock) we might translate, "I bore in my bosom the discourse of many peoples. "(Calmet)