Gradual of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Psalm 44:11-12, 14

Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thy ear: and the King shall greatly desire thy beauty. V. The daughter of the King comes in, all beautiful: her robes are of golden cloth.


Verse 10-11. Clothing. Heb. “in gold of Ophir.” H. — The Church is spotless. Eph. v. 26. The attendants of this glorious queen, are the nations converted, or Christian virgins. They are not the maids of Pharao’s daughter, whose marriage was never commended. Bert. — House. Paganism, and the observances of the old law. Bert. — The Church, and every faithful soul, may be styled the daughter, as well as the spouse of Christ.

Verse 12. Lord. Heb. adonaiic, “thy master,” and worship him, (H.) like a dutiful wife. 1 Pet. iii. 6. and 3 K. i. 16. — God is not found in the Sept. The title belongs to Jesus Christ, the spouse, who has been twice called God before. C.

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