Zechariah 9:16

And the LORD their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they shall be as the jewels of a crown, lifted up as a banner over his land.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Holy stones; the apostles, who shall be as pillars and monuments in the Church. (Challoner) The Machabees are like a wall. They restore the altar of holocausts, built of fresh stones, 1 Machabees iv. (Calmet)


AD 420
We have been speaking in a general way; let us now speak in particular about the interior of a person. A wheel, as you know, rests upon the ground with a very slight base. Nor does it merely rest; it rolls along; it does not stand still but barely touches the ground and passes on. Further, when it rolls onward, it always mounts higher. So the saintly person, because he has a human body, has to give some thought to earthly matters. When it comes to food and clothing and other such matters, he is content with what he has, and merely touching the ground with them, hastens to other things. He who runs in haste to higher things carries within himself your word. We read in the prophet, “Holy stones roll over the land.” Notice what he said: “Holy stones roll over the land.” Because they are wheels, they speed over the land and on to higher places. Do you want to hear about more wheels? We read, “And one wheel within another”; and again in Ezekiel, “The wheels move one within the other.” The t...

Richard Challoner

AD 1781
Holy stones: The apostles, who shall be as pillars and monuments in the church.

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

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