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    CHAPTERS: Psalms 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 148, 149, 150     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21




    LXX- Greek Septuagint - Psalms 50:20

    αγαθυνον κυριε 2962 εν 1722 1520 τη 3588 ευδοκια 2107 σου 4675 την 3588 σιων 4622 και 2532 οικοδομηθητω τα 3588 τειχη 5038 ιερουσαλημ 2419

    Douay Rheims Bible

    Deal favourably, O Lord, in thy good will with Sion; that the walls of Jerusalem may be built up.

    King James Bible - Psalms 51:18

    Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

    World English Bible

    Do well in your good pleasure to Zion. Build the walls of Jerusalem.

    Early Church Father Links

    Anf-05 iv.iv.xli Pg 9, Anf-05 iv.v.xii.iv.cix Pg 4, Npnf-108 ii.L Pg 136, Npnf-112 iv.xlv Pg 62, Npnf-114 iv.lxxxv Pg 120, Npnf-114 v.xxv Pg 54, Npnf-114 v.lxxxv Pg 120, Npnf-114 vi.xxv Pg 54, Npnf-203 vi.xii.i.xxxii Pg 9, Npnf-206 v.XXII Pg 342, Npnf-206 v.L Pg 7, Npnf-206 v.CXXV Pg 124, Npnf-206 v.LII Pg 112, Npnf-210 v.xv Pg 106

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    Psalms 50:20

    Early Christian Commentary - (A.D. 100 - A.D. 325)

    Anf-03 v.iv.iii.xxii Pg 14
    An inexact quotation of Isa. xl .28.

    Although He had respect to the offerings of Abel, and smelled a sweet savour from the holocaust of Noah, yet what pleasure could He receive from the flesh of sheep, or the odour of burning victims? And yet the simple and God-fearing mind of those who offered what they were receiving from God, both in the way of food and of a sweet smell, was favourably accepted before God, in the sense of respectful homage2975

    2975 Honorem.

    to God, who did not so much want what was offered, as that which prompted the offering. Suppose now, that some dependant were to offer to a rich man or a king, who was in want of nothing, some very insignificant gift, will the amount and quality of the gift bring dishonour2976

    2976 Infuscabit.

    to the rich man and the king; or will the consideration2977

    2977 Titulus.

    of the homage give them pleasure? Were, however, the dependant, either of his own accord or even in compliance with a command, to present to him gifts suitably to his rank, and were he to observe the solemnities due to a king, only without faith and purity of heart, and without any readiness for other acts of obedience, will not that king or rich man consequently exclaim: “To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? I am full of your solemnities, your feast-days, and your Sabbaths.”2978


    Anf-03 v.viii.x Pg 3
    Isa. xl. 7.

    Well, but Isaiah was not content to say only this; but he also declared, “All flesh shall see the salvation of God.”7353


    Anf-03 v.viii.lix Pg 4
    Isa. xl. 7.

    and in another passage, “All flesh shall see the salvation of God.”7741


    Anf-01 ix.iv.xiv Pg 3
    Rom. x. 15; Isa. lii. 7.

    he shows clearly that it was not merely one, but there were many who used to preach the truth. And again, in the Epistle to the Corinthians, when he had recounted all those who had seen God3529

    3529 All the previous editors accept the reading Deum without remark, but Harvey argues that it must be regarded as a mistake for Dominum. He scarcely seems, however, to give sufficient weight to the quotation which immediately follows.

    after the resurrection, he says in continuation, “But whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed,”3530


    Anf-03 Pg 8
    Isa. lii. 7.

    For the herald of good, that is, of God’s “grace” was well aware that along with it “peace” also was to be proclaimed.5392

    5392 Pacem quam præferendam.

    Now, when he announces these blessings as “from God the Father and the Lord Jesus,”5393


    Anf-03 v.iv.iv.xxii Pg 3
    Isa. lii. 7 and Rom. x. 15.

    not of war nor evil tidings. In response to which is the psalm, “Their sound is gone through all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world;”3401


    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xiii Pg 9
    Our author’s reading of Isa. lii. 7.

    So one of the twelve (minor prophets), Nahum: “For behold upon the mountain the swift feet of Him that bringeth glad tidings of peace.”3911

    3911 Nahum i. 15.

    Moreover, concerning the voice of His prayer to the Father by night, the psalm manifestly says: “O my God, I will cry in the day-time, and Thou shalt hear; and in the night season, and it shall not be in vain to me.”3912


    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxxiv Pg 55
    See Isa. lii. 7, xxxiii. 14 (Sept.), and Amos ix. 6.

    Down in hell, however, it was said concerning them: “They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them!”—even those who did not believe them or at least did not sincerely4856

    4856 Omnino.

    believe that after death there were punishments for the arrogance of wealth and the glory of luxury, announced indeed by Moses and the prophets, but decreed by that God, who deposes princes from their thrones, and raiseth up the poor from dunghills.4857


    Anf-03 Pg 19
    Isa. lii. 7.

    —even proclaiming the gospel to the Gentiles, because He also says, “In His name shall the Gentiles trust;”5253


    Anf-01 viii.iv.xiii Pg 7
    Isa. lii. 10 ff. following LXX. on to liv. 6.

    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xiv Pg 31
    Isa. lxv. 13, 14.

    And recognise these oppositions also in the dispensation of Christ. Surely gladness and joyous exultation is promised to those who are in an opposite condition—to the sorrowful, and sad, and anxious.  Just as it is said in the 125th Psalm:  “They who sow in tears shall reap in joy.”3963


    Anf-03 v.viii.xxxi Pg 4
    Isa. lxvi. 14.

    because the grass also is renewed by the dissolution and corruption of the seed. In a word, if it is contended that the figure of the rising bones refers properly to the state of Israel, why is the same hope announced to all nations, instead of being limited to Israel only, of reinvesting those osseous remains with bodily substance and vital breath, and of raising up their dead out of the grave? For the language is universal: “The dead shall arise, and come forth from their graves; for the dew which cometh from Thee is medicine to their bones.”7492


    Anf-01 ix.iv.ix Pg 8
    Jer. xxxi. 11.

    If, then, he had not pointed out Him who binds and spoils his goods, but had merely spoken of him as being strong, the strong man should have been unconquered. But he also subjoined Him who obtains and retains possession; for he holds who binds, but he is held who is bound. And this he did without any comparison, so that, apostate slave as he was, he might not be compared to the Lord: for not he alone, but not one of created and subject things, shall ever be compared to the Word of God, by whom all things were made, who is our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Anf-01 ii.ii.lii Pg 5
    Ps. li. 17.

    Anf-01 Pg 5
    Ps. li. 17.

    Because, therefore, God stands in need of nothing, He declares in the preceding Psalm: “I will take no calves out of thine house, nor he-goats out of thy fold. For Mine are all the beasts of the earth, the herds and the oxen on the mountains: I know all the fowls of heaven, and the various tribes4011

    4011 Or, “the beauty,” species.

    of the field are Mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is Mine, and the fulness thereof. Shall I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?”4012


    Anf-01 ii.ii.xviii Pg 7
    Ps. li. 1–17.

    Anf-02 vi.iii.iii.xii Pg 28.1

    Anf-02 vi.iv.iv.xvii Pg 8.1

    Anf-02 vi.iv.vii.iii Pg 4.1

    Anf-03 iv.ix.v Pg 10
    See Ps. li. 17 (in LXX. l. 19).

    and elsewhere, “Sacrifice to God a sacrifice of praise, and render to the Highest thy vows.”1205


    Anf-03 vi.iv.xxv Pg 9
    Dan. vi. 10; comp. Ps. lv. 17 (in the LXX. it is liv. 18).

    in accordance (of course) with Israel’s discipline—we pray at least not less than thrice in the day, debtors as we are to ThreeFather, Son, and Holy Spirit: of course, in addition to our regular prayers which are due, without any admonition, on the entrance of light and of night. But, withal, it becomes believers not to take food, and not to go to the bath, before interposing a prayer; for the refreshments and nourishments of the spirit are to be held prior to those of the flesh, and things heavenly prior to things earthly.

    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xiv Pg 16
    Ps. cxiii. 5–8.

    that is, in His own kingdom. And likewise earlier, in the book of Kings,3948

    3948 The books of “Samuel” were also called the books of “Kings.”

    Hannah the mother of Samuel gives glory to God in these words: “He raiseth the poor man from the ground, and the beggar, that He may set him amongst the princes of His people (that is, in His own kingdom), and on thrones of glory” (even royal ones).3949


    Anf-03 Pg 42
    1 Sam. ii. 7, 8; Ps. cxlvii. 6; Luke i. 52.

    Is he then the same God as He who gave Satan power over the person of Job that his “strength might be made perfect in weakness?”5780


    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxxiv Pg 57
    See 1 Sam. ii. 6–8, Ps. cxiii. 7, and Luke i. 52.

    Since, therefore, it is quite consistent in the Creator to pronounce different sentences in the two directions of reward and punishment, we shall have to conclude that there is here no diversity of gods,4858

    4858 Divinitatum; “divine powers.”

    but only a difference in the actual matters4859

    4859 Ipsarum materiarum.

    before us.

    Anf-03 Pg 42
    1 Sam. ii. 7, 8; Ps. cxlvii. 6; Luke i. 52.

    Is he then the same God as He who gave Satan power over the person of Job that his “strength might be made perfect in weakness?”5780


    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xiv Pg 18
    1 Sam. ii. 8.

    And by Isaiah how He inveighs against the oppressors of the needy! “What mean ye that ye set fire to my vineyard, and that the spoil of the poor is in your houses? Wherefore do ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the face of the needy?”3950


    Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxviii Pg 30
    Comp. 1 Sam. ii. 8 with Ps. cxiii. 7 and Luke i. 52.

    From Him, therefore, will proceed the parable of the rich man, who flattered himself about the increase of his fields, and to Whom God said: “Thou fool, this night shall they require thy soul of thee; then whose shall those things be which thou hast provided?”4648


    Npnf-201 iii.xvi.iv Pg 30

    Anf-01 v.ii.v Pg 11
    Prov. iii. 34; Jas. iv. 6; 1 Pet. v. 5.

    and, “The proud have greatly transgressed.” The Lord also says to the priests, “He that heareth you, heareth Me; and he that heareth Me, heareth the Father that sent Me. He that despiseth you, despiseth Me; and he that despiseth Me, despiseth Him that sent Me.”

    Anf-01 Pg 3
    Prov. iii. 34; Jas. iv. 6; 1 Pet. v. 5.

    Let us cleave, then, to those to whom grace has been given by God. Let us clothe ourselves with concord and humility, ever exercising self-control, standing far off from all whispering and evil-speaking, being justified by our works, and not our words. For [the Scripture] saith, “He that speaketh much, shall also hear much in answer. And does he that is ready in speech deem himself righteous? Blessed is he that is born of woman, who liveth but a short time: be not given to much speaking.”123


    Anf-01 v.ii.v Pg 4
    Prov. iii. 34; Jas. iv. 6; 1 Pet. v. 5.

    Let us be careful, then, not to set ourselves in opposition to the bishop, in order that we may be subject to God.

    Anf-01 ii.ii.xiii Pg 4
    Isa. lxvi. 2.

    Anf-01 v.iv.vii Pg 9
    Isa. lxvi. 2.

    And do ye also reverence your bishop as Christ Himself, according as the blessed apostles have enjoined you. He that is within the altar is pure, wherefore also he is obedient to the bishop and presbyters: but he that is without is one that does anything apart from the bishop, the presbyters, and the deacons. Such a person is defiled in his conscience, and is worse than an infidel. <index subject1="Bishop" subject2="duties of" title="69" id="v.iv.vii-p9.2"/>For what is the bishop but one who beyond all others possesses all power and authority, so far as it is possible for a man to possess it, who according to his ability has been made an imitator of the Christ of God?773

    773 Some render, “being a resemblance according to the power of Christ.”

    <index subject1="Presbytery" subject2="its function" title="69" id="v.iv.vii-p10.1"/>And what is the presbytery but a sacred assembly, the counsellors and assessors of the bishop? <index subject1="Deacons" title="69" id="v.iv.vii-p10.2"/><index subject1="James the Just" title="69" id="v.iv.vii-p10.3"/>And what are the deacons but imitators of the angelic powers,774

    774 Some read, “imitators of Christ, ministering to the bishop, as Christ to the Father.”

    fulfilling a pure and blameless ministry unto him, as the holy Stephen did to the blessed James, Timothy and Linus to Paul, Anencletus and Clement to Peter? He, therefore, that will not yield obedience to such, must needs be one utterly without God, an impious man who despises Christ, and depreciates His appointments.

    Anf-01 vi.ii.xix Pg 6
    Isa. lxvi. 2. All the preceding clauses are given in Cod. Sin. in distinct lines.

    Thou shalt not be mindful of evil against thy brother. Thou shalt not be of doubtful mind1692


    Anf-02 vi.iii.i.v Pg 33.1

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 50

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