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Psalms 89:6

For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD?
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Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
7. "For who is he among the clouds, who shall be compared unto Thee, Lord!" (ver. 6). Is this to be the praise of the Heavens, is this to be their rain? What? are the preachers confident, because "none among the clouds shall be compared unto the Lord"? Does it appear to you, brethren, a high ground of praise, that the clouds cannot be compared with their Creator? If it is taken in its literal, not in its mystical meaning, it is not so: what? are the stars that are above the clouds to be compared with the Lord? what? can the Sun, Moon, Angels, Heavens, be even compared with the Lord? Why is it then that he says, as if he meant some high praise, "For who is he among the clouds?" etc. We understand, my brethren, those clouds, as the Heavens, to be the preachers of truth; Prophets, Apostles, the announcers of the word of God. ...If therefore the clouds are the preachers of the truth, let us first enquire why they are clouds. For the same men are Heavens and clouds: Heavens from the brightn...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Sons. Angels (Calmet) to God the Son. None is like him. (St. Jerome) Lucifer fell by aiming at it. I will be like to the Most High, Isaias xiv. 14.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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